ERIC Number: ED359437
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-May-6
"In Their Own Words" Comments, Observations, and Reflections on Working with a School Psychologist.
This report contains information obtained from approximately 7 hours of interviews conducted with 11 people who had worked with the school psychologist hired by the Lamoille South Supervisory Union Board of Directors (comprising school board members from the towns of Elmore, Morristown, and Stowe, Vermont) to address student problems. Student problems related to problems of family and peer relationships are considered, and the changing nature of parent-child relationships as more and more families include two employed parents is discussed. Changing family structures resulting from divorce and/or remarriage are examined. It is noted that the changes in family life have forced schools to take on a more parental role that they had in the past. The increasing demand for school psychological services in these Vermont towns is reviewed. The effect on the need for school psychological services of the enactment of Vermont State Act 230, which calls for changes in the way students with special learning problems are educated, is discussed. The majority of the report presents direct quotes from school personnel on the contributions made to their schools by the school psychologist. (NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A