ERIC Number: ED024980
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Oct-23
Reference Count: 0
Elementary Counselors Program. 1968 Report.
Pittsburgh Board of Public Education, PA.
The elementary counselor program has been operating in the Pittsburgh public schools since 1966. The program is designed to provide and promote the early identification and treatment of those social, psychological, and educational problems which interfere with a child's educational attainment. The 1967-1968 evaluation dealt with two major areas of concern: (1) the compatibility of the program with the school environment, and (2) the degree to which the program is operating as specified in the program definition. In general, the program was perceived as fitting in well with the school environment, with the possible exception of some shortage of facilities and time. It was also noted that an overlap of counselors' and school social workers' functions might have led to some conflict. Contrary to the stipulation in the program definition that the counselors' services are available to students during the school day throughout the academic year, it was found that counselors spend only three-fourths of their time performing counseling activities. It was also discovered that students exhibit attitudinal and/or behavioral problems, which was contrary to the statement in the 1966-1967 program definition. (Author)
Descriptors: Counselor Role, Elementary Education, Guidance Personnel, Guidance Programs, Program Evaluation, Role Conflict, School Counseling, School Guidance
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Board of Public Education, PA.