ERIC Number: ED030127
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Aug
Reference Count: 0
The School Psychologist and the Central Office Staff.
Observations on the position of the school psychologist attached to the central staff of any sizeable school system are grouped under three headings: (1) entree, (2) task and job rationale, and (3) professional identification. The organization point of entree into a system is determined by the administrative structure of the school system and by the personal outlook of administrative individuals. To help develop a model of the school psychologist's job, the following tasks which have been carried out by the author in the central office setting are described: (1) offering a plan for the improvement of the pupil and program appraisal function, (2) organization of a program for a school faculty and administrative group interested in self examination and problem-solving, (3) advising and acting as a reference source for supervisors and curriculum specialists with regard to emotional and cognitive development, learning and assessment problems, (4) initiating a vehicle for the use and dissemination of classroom interaction analysis, techniques in the schools, (5) analyzing the school system's use of research in policy formulation, and (6) creation of a model for the development of leadership. The question of professional identification provides another view of the questions about job rationale and entree. (PS)
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Authoring Institution: Montgomery County Public Schools, Rockville, MD.