ERIC Number: EJ790884
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Professional Development Issues for School Psychologists: "What's Hot, What's Not in the United States"
Wnek, Andrew C.; Klein, Gabrielle; Bracken, Bruce A.
School Psychology International, v29 n2 p145-160 2008
This study queried practicing school psychologists in the United States about the extent to which advances in the field have improved their individual service provision and fostered a desire for additional professional development. The researchers surveyed 1,000 members of the largest professional organization for school psychologists in the United States (NASP) and examined 336 survey respondents' perceptions as a total sample and by demographic subgroups. The results highlight the uniformity of US psychologists' perceptions, nationwide, regardless of respondents' demographic characteristics. The researchers conclude that school psychologists should more actively advocate for and influence the direction of future training initiatives and local, state, national and international organizations should provide professional development in alignment with the needs of practicing psychologists. (Contains 2 tables.)
Descriptors: School Psychologists, International Organizations, Professional Development, Surveys, Counselor Training, Educational Needs
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