ERIC Number: ED318960
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Apr
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Educating School Psychologists for Restructured Schools.
Restructuring schools implies not only different organizational structures and different ways of operating, but different underlying assumptions. Restructuring schools would include changes in human relationships, changes in incentive structures, changes in how people work and relate to one another, and changes in some of the assumptions made about etiology and treatment of problems. One possible alteration congruent with the restructuring movement would involve the development of core integrated building instructional support teams. For effective functioning on such teams, school psychologists would need skills in collaborative consultation, as well as classroom-based assessment and intervention skills. Educational issues relevant to training school psychologists for these functions include: appropriate socialization about the purpose and importance of consultation services; and the requisite skills for consultation, assessment and intervention. If there is to be restructuring in the schools, and if school psychology is to play a significant role in this process, the training programs will become an important arena for change. (Author/ABL)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists (22nd, San Francisco, CA, April 17-22, 1990).