ERIC Number: ED084010
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Nov-6
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The Unique Function of the Teacher in an Experimental Therapeutic Nursery School.
Ronald, Doris; Kliman, Gilbert
A discussion of the role of the teacher in the Cornerstone School, a therapeutic nursery school, is presented. The school is an analytically oriented, remedial program for young children who have lived under special stress situations. Emphasis is on prevention of serious emotional problems through early treatment. In the classroom, a therapist carries out an interpretive process with each child individually while the teacher runs the educational program. The roles of the teacher and therapist are clearly differentiated, and the 6-8 children in the class are helped to understand the difference in roles. The teacher is responsible for creating an atmosphere of open communication, straightforwardness, and clarity. An important part of the teacher role is to report information, based on day-to-day observation, to the therapist. Also, the teachers handle much of the communication with parents, through home visits and conferences. (DP)
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Early Experience, Emotional Disturbances, Environmental Influences, Intervention, Psychiatry, Special Education, Teacher Role
Center for Preventive Psychiatry, 340 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, N.Y. 10605 ($1.00)
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Authoring Institution: Center for Preventive Psychiatry, White Plains, NY.