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ERIC Number: ED032550
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Sep-9
Pages: 63
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Evaluation Summary for the Cooperative Mental Health Service.
Koolen, Martin F.
At the beginning of the second year of the Community Mental Health Service operation, expansion was decided, to a total of six consultants for the elementary schools in Douglas County, Nebraska. Consulting was done on a regular basis in the lower grades in hopes of catching problems at their inception, thus hopefully causing greater improvement sooner for the child and school. The roles of the various personnel in the program are discussed as are workshops and inservice training. The University of Nebraska set up an evaluation of this program, based on triads of elementary schools in each of Douglas' districts. Operation of the mental health services are described as full, limited, or normal. Two measures were considered, change in teacher's attitude and change in pupil behavior. The Wickman Scale and the Minnesota Teacher Attitude Inventory were used. The results indicate that teachers' attitudes do change with participation in the workshops. The data obtained on perceived change in student behavior does not support the program. Complete data are included. The research reported herein was funded under Title III of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. (KJ)
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Sponsor: Division of Plans and Supplementary Centers, BESE.
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