ERIC Number: ED040432
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Mental Health and the Elementary School Counselor and Classroom Teacher.
Pancrazio, James J.
This paper explores one approach to dealing with the future; the role of elementary school counselor and elementary classroom teachers in assisting children in attaining greater psychological health. Specifically, three questions are discussed: (1) do counselors have a responsibility? (2) What have counselors done in education? and (3) how might the counselor and teacher make a contribution? In answer to the first, counselors do have an important responsibility and contribution to make in education in attempting to assist others to become members of a society which provides greater human nourishment. In answer to the second question, even though it appears that little has been done in preventive programs for mental health in education, results of experimental programs are certainly encouraging. Prevention is the key concept when answering the third question. Safe, non-threatening relationships should be offered to students. Guided group experiences can be offered by the counselor. Curricular materials should be developed related to psychological health. Both counselors and teachers should be concerned about helping individuals in their total development. (Author/KJ)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Dept. of Educational Psychology.; American Personnel and Guidance Association, Washington, DC.
Note: Paper presented at the American Personnel and Guidance Association Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana, March 22-26, 1970