ERIC Number: ED406601
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
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Enduring Expertise of School Psychologists and the Changing Demands of Schools in the United States.
Harrison, Patti L.
This book chapter explores the integration of two basic premises: (1) education in the United States will always be changing, and (2) school psychologists have fundamental expertise that will always be necessary regardless of changes in schools. Some changes in U.S. education are: school reform and organizational changes; special education reform; school health care services; increased diversity in student populations; school safety; financial cutbacks and downsizing; and implementation of state and national standards such as Goals 2000. Areas of expertise in school psychology that transcend the changes in education are found in the mini-series topics in one of the major journals in school psychology, "School Psychology Review." Topics are: (1) assessment; (2) consultation for educators and parents; (3) addressing the needs of diverse student populations; and (4) application of research to educational practices and policy. Eight guidelines to promote flexibility and growth in school psychology so that school psychologists remain indispensable professionals are presented. One table lists selected topics of mini-series and thematic issues in "School Psychology Digest" and "School Psychology Review." (JBJ)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Note: In: Making Psychologists in Schools Indispensable: Critical Questions and Emerging Perspectives. Greensboro, NC. ERIC Counseling and Student Services Clearinghouse, 1996. p61-66; see CG 027 464.