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ERIC Number: ED137185
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Apr-5
Pages: 7
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Reference Count: 0
Learning with Each Other.
Schwartz, Lita Linzer
The author identifies a need for educational psychologists to become involved in interdisciplinary research and practice, explains why this is necessary, and suggests ways of applying their knowledge and skills in other fields. Three major reasons for interdisciplinary activitiy are (1) educational psychologists have research skills and psychological knowledge to offer colleagues in other fields, (2) they can gain new insights from professionals in other fields, and (3) they can provide services and expertise to colleges of education which are being asked to justify their reasons for existence in the face of an overabundance of teachers. The author describes three situations in which she has become involved personally in interdisciplinary activities. She has helped college mathematics professors to identify and correct negative attitudes and low competence in basic math exhibited by elementary education majors; she is working with an English professor and a developmental reading specialist to evaluate the K-12 language arts program in a local school district; and she has studied immigrant history in terms of public schools' effects on immigrant children's self concept. Additional interdisciplinary ventures are suggested in the areas of biology, medicine, law, economics, and remedial or developmental programs. (Author/AV)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New York, New York, April 3-8, 1977)