ERIC Number: ED445303
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Apr
Promoting Academic and Behavioral Growth: Collaboration at a Professional Development School.
Bell, Sherry Mee; McCallum, Steve; Cox, Elizabeth
This paper describes the collaborative activities among preservice and inservice personnel at a Professional Development School (PDS). Data was gathered from approximately 250 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students to assess measures of depression, attitude toward school, social functioning, and attributions. Relationships among these variables were determined (e.g., poor attitude was related to depression; social failure attributed to ability was related to depression). Educational personnel shared this information with the teachers of the elementary school students. Children were included in social skills training groups based on the data results. Parents were surveyed to get their impressions of the success of these and other activities of the PDS team members. These collaborative efforts served to unite university faculty, school psychology and education students, teachers, counselors, and administrators. The PDS school provided a variety of helpful training opportunities, and improved the quality of the educational environment for children. (JDM)
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, College School Cooperation, College Students, Educational Improvement, Elementary School Students, Family School Relationship, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Higher Education, Intermediate Grades, Interpersonal Competence, Professional Development Schools, School Psychologists, Student Attitudes, Teacher Education, Teachers
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National Association of School Psychologists (New Orleans, LA, March 28-April 1, 2000).