ERIC Number: ED029330
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Jun-21
Reference Count: 0
The Place of Counseling in the Elementary School Guidance Program.
Liddle, Gordon P.
Skills needed by the elementary school pupil personnel worker may be divided into the following areas: (1) counseling, (2) consultation, and (3) coordination. The counseling role can be of value not only to children, but also parents and teachers. Consultation is the process used to help teachers and administrators become better diagnosticians of children's learning and the ways in which their own behaviors affect the facilitation of this learning. While counseling concentrates upon feelings, consultation concentrates on ideas, both the teacher's and the consultant's. Coordination is the process of relating into a meaningful pattern all efforts for helping a child. The counselor, working closely with teachers, parents, and the community, seeks to eliminate duplication of effort and to insure follow-through on decisions. Remedial counseling with individual children will cease to be the primary role, except as listening to children enhances understanding. (KP)
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Authoring Institution: National Catholic Educational Association, Washington, DC.
Note: Address given at the National Catholic Educational Association, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., June 21, 1967