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ERIC Number: ED039561
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 9
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Utilizing Current Counseling Theory in Elementary Counseling.
Davis, Howard V.
This paper discusses the comparative newness of elementary school counseling, and the need to develop theoretical bases which, of course, are psychologically and educationally sound. Various theoretical models which have meaning for elementary counseling are considered. These include: (1) developmental and/or growth counseling theory which recognizes the need to work with the child where he is and stresses the best use of his developmental capabilities and potentialities; (2) learning theories as approaches to elementary counseling, e.g., operant conditioning as a tactic; and (3) the work of Piaget. The author believes that truly differential theories are hard to find because of a lack of really valid research in the field. The paper concludes by asking and pointing a direction for answers to the question: What is to be the theoretical basis for elementary school counseling? (TL)
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Authoring Institution: Southern Illinois Univ., Edwardsville.