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ERIC Number: ED103749
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 12
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Reference Count: 0
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RX for Imaginary Invalids: Social Workers for Early Teens.
Hymovitz, Leon
This paper deals with socially maladjusted pupils who do not make full use of school opportunities. Through a Philadelphia Board of Education resolution passed on October 30, 1972, approval was given for the offering of social work services to the Charles W. Henry School to help socially maladjusted pupils. At Henry School, the social workers inventoried the concerns expressed by the pupils. The workers helped students bake cookies and cakes, fashion leathercraft, and examine career options. As the students warmed up to the social workers they cogently described problem areas and accepted recommended solutions. Social workers recognized that learning styles vary from student to student--some learn best through auditory and/or visual means, and some learn best in the absence or presence of competition. The social workers helped ameliorate student-police relations and promote intergroup relations. Although the services of the workers were scheduled to terminate the first week in May, the Home and School Executive Board voted to fund the program with its own monies for an additional eight weeks. (Author/RVJ)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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