ERIC Number: ED041330
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The PPS Administrator as an Agent of Change. Emerging Issues in Pupil Personnel Services.
Landy, Edward; Lifton, Walter M.
In the article, "Emerging Issues in Pupil Personnel Services" (PPS), the problem of professional organization of PPS is discussed. Ground rules are given for developing large geographic units. The position of the community is next presented, the place of mental health, community aides, and institutions in a community. As Maslow points out, basic needs come first; drastic changes in the school are necessary. What is the role of PPS in this change? Decisions must be made as to role, goals, power base. "The PPS Administrator as an Agent of Change" presents a discussion of the problems that lie ahead in PPS. Among these are the developing of a total climate conducive to mental health in the total school. The great increase in knowledge in the PPS area is another problem. PPS are good, but must be better. Better management and coordination are essential, particularly with the possible use of computer technology. Unless the PPS director does take an active role as an agent of change, he will be bypassed and possibly eliminated along with the service he is supposed to administer. (KJ)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Association of Pupil Personnel Administrators.
Note: Paper presented at the New York State Association of Pupil Personnel Administrators Convention in April, 1970