ERIC Number: ED072375
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Reference Count: 0
Extension and Improvement of Psychological Services Provided to Children in Areas of Economic Deprivation, January 31, 1966 - June 17, 1966.
Milwaukee Public Schools, WI. Div. of Curriculum and Instruction.
The study is a project undertaken by the school psychologists of the Milwaukee Public Schools in order to evaluate the psychological services provided to primary and secondary school children from areas of economic deprivation who are experiencing learning or behavioral problems. Research design was of the test-retest variety; specifically, I.Q. tests, three achievement tests, and a student attitude instrument were administered just prior to the student's first contact with the school psychologist and again at the end of the school year. Results were not significant at the .05 level; thus, conclusions could not be drawn. In addition, school records were checked and these revealed a significant increase in student attendance coinciding with the semester when they received psychological service. Finally, a descriptive evaluation of the program was achieved through questionnaires. While teachers felt that psychological services were of some value in dealing with particular learning and behavior problems, school administrators responded that the program was more than satisfactory in fostering good teaching morale, in developing a good teaching-learning environment, and in contributing to out-of-school activities. Appendices include several of the forms used in evaluation. (Author/SES)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Compensatory Education.
Authoring Institution: Milwaukee Public Schools, WI. Div. of Curriculum and Instruction.