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ERIC Number: ED120186
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jan-29
Pages: 58
Abstractor: N/A
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Does Involvement of Mental Health Consultants with Teachers Change Their Attitudes Toward Children with Emotional Problems?
Mobley, Charles F.
The purpose of the practicum was to determine if a specifically designed inservice training program for teachers would change their attitudes toward children suffering from emotional instability. Two groups of teachers from two schools acted as experimental and control groups for the purpose of analysis. The experimental group was involved in an inservice program which utilized mental health consultants from local and state clinics. The results indicated that teachers' attitudes toward children with emotional problems were changed in specific areas. The results seemed to indicate that teachers have a better understanding of children with emotional problems after attending inservice programs conducted by Mental Health consultants. Also, it was found that corporal punishment was used less and behavior modification techniques were used more by those teachers in order to assist children in becoming more emotionally stable. (Appendixes include letters pertaining to the practicum, agenda of the inservice meetings, and a mental health consulting survey form.) (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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