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ERIC Number: ED300733
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Apr
Pages: 101
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The 1986 NASP Survey: Comparison of Practitioners, NASP Leadership, and University Faculty on Key Issues.
Reschly, Daniel J.; And Others
National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) practitioner members (N=600), all recent members of the NASP leadership (N=139), and college faculty (N=166) responded to surveys on a variety of topics and issues including current demographic information, NASP priorities, credentialing, job satisfaction, issues related to learning disabilities and the mildly handicapped, evaluation of training and continuing education needs, and an assessment procedures survey. Demographic results indicated that practitioner school psychologists were increasingly women, had a median age of 38 years, and had at least the specialist degree or the equivalent. Most are employed by public schools. The NASP leadership sample was more evenly divided between men and women, was slightly older than the practitioners, had more years of experience, and was more likely to hold a doctoral degree. The college faculty sample was older, about 75% male, and had a higher salary often supplemented with private practice or consulting income. Both the practitioner and the leadership samples strongly supported the current NASP position concerning nondoctoral credentialing. Concerning items pertaining to issues in learning disabilities and appropriate programs for low achieving and mildly handicapped individuals, the leadership sample was slightly more critical of current practices than were other samples, and more committed to development of alternative delivery systems. Responses from practitioners and faculty on training and continuing education needs revealed needs to improve in the areas of neuropsychology, interventions in regular education for students with behavioral or emotional problems, and regular education interventions for students with learning problems. (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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