Volume 6, Issue 4 (1977)
The Role of the School Psychologist: Revisited
R.L. Hughes, R.C. Shofer
At the second annual National Association of School Psychologists convention held in Washington, D.C., in 1970 a paper was delivered examining the school psychologist’s radical change role as a specialist in the 70’s (Note 1). It stated that school psychologists were becoming intimately involved in the workings of the public schools, working closely with administrators and teachers in solving problems such as how to integrate a school, reduce racial tensions, reduce cutting classes in high school, manage children effectively in the classroom, and improve communications between teachers and communities. The proliferation of services offered by the school psychologists would seem to belie the term “specialist.” Further evidence of this is seen in the plethora of activities in which school psychologists are involved.
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