ERIC Number: ED043043
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Sep
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The Psychologist's Role in Youth's Quest for Fulfillment.
Flanagan, John C.
The schools have not met the challenge of preparing todays youth, many of whom lack both purpose and plans. This challenge to education can best be met through psychological studies and the application of psychological knowledge in the development of new systems of education. Some of the primary needs are: (1) an understanding by the student of his own values, interest, current level of ability; (2) a reasonable degree of skill in decision making and planning; (3) knowledge and skill in the management of behavior and behavior modification; (4) a sophisticated procedure for identifying the program of studies required by each student on the basis of his plans for individual fulfillment; (5) identifying the procedures which will be most effective for assisting the student to learn those abilities and knowledges he has selected; (6) improvement of measuring instruments if these are to be effective in their new roles; (7) the development and application of techniques for preparing teachers for the new roles required by these changes in education; and (8) the development and monitoring of new systems in education. Both David Markle and Jerry Short have developed major improvements and Project Talent Five Year Follow-Up data also shows great promise as a contributor to the new type of educational system which is needed. (SJ)
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Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.
Note: Paper presented at the American Psychological Association Convention, Miami Beach, Florida, September 3-8, 1970