ERIC Number: ED066681
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Mar
Reference Count: 0
The Impact of Teacher Consultation on Elementary School Children.
Brown, Jeannette A.; MacDougall, Mary Ann
The described inservice teacher training program was designed for use by elementary school counselors in their role as a consultant to teachers. The training program proposed to provide opportunities for teachers to examine their classroom behaviors and learn how certain behaviors influence the learning environment of the child. The topics explored in the six sessions were: Feelings and the Acquisition of Subject Matter; Self Perceptions and How They are Learned; Teacher-Pupil Interactions; Antecedents of Teaching Problems; and Systematic Instruction in Socialization Skills. In addition to opportunities to discuss the presented topics, teachers were also able to examine video tapes of their own classroom behaviors and to have these behaviors examined by their peers. These experiences were related to a variety of classroom management techniques for effective learning environments. At the conclusion of the inservice program positive responses regarding the value of the training sessions were observed for the teachers. Further, significant positive gains in the self perception scores of the children were observed despite the fact that the children were not a part of the training program. (Author)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Virginia Univ., Charlottesville.
Note: Paper presented at the American Personnel and Guidance Association Convention, March 25-30, 1972, Chicago, Illinois