ERIC Number: ED406618
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Psychology in Education as Developmental Healthcare: A Proposal for Fundamental Change and Survival.
Bagnato, Stephen J.
The survival of psychologists and psychological services in public education is a pressing concern of critical importance to children, families, and school systems. Psychologists advocate that the critical first step for clients to change behavior and personality is to define the problem and to accept its validity. The main problem facing psychology in education is that school psychology is committing suicide; its narrowness of vision and compulsive resistance to change is causing its demise. School psychology has failed to convince its primary consumers of its values. Notwithstanding, psychology in education can survive and actually thrive, but only if it heeds three major new directions: (1) reintegration and reidentification with mainstream psychology; (2) demonstration and promotion of its value to all aspects of public education within the larger community; and (3) formation of partnerships with the emerging healthcare sector by establishing school-based developmental healthcare initiatives. (JBJ)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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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. p159-64; see CG 027 464.