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Adjustment of Behavior Problems
of School Children
A Description and Evaluation of the Clinical Program
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Letter of transmittal...
II. Some clinical pictures---
II. Statistical problems involved..
V. The problem control group---
VI. Summary and interpretation of the experiment.---
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Table 1. Means of ratings given specific behavior traits by two groups of
judges, together with the resultant value assigned each trait.
first and last records...
first and last records.
children (initial record)--
children (final record).
given clinical attention (problem control group)...
Figure 1. Organization of Berkeley Coordinating Council
2. Organization of program of child adjustment.
chologists-educators, and classroom teachers..
LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR,
OFFICE OF EDUCATION,
Washington, D. C., January, 1932. SIR: There is at the present time a strong movement to include in the school curriculum more preparation for character education. The schools have long recognized their obligations in this respect but more progress has not been made because they did not know how to bring it about. With the coming of trained psychologists, psychiatrists, and other specialists, we are beginning to study the problem cases. When enough pupils of the type of Joe, Ruby, Willard, Marion, Neil, and Raymond have been studied as carefully as these children were in Berkeley, and their records compared with a group ordinarily considered normal, we shall begin to have information on which a curriculum for the socially maladjusted child may be built. Doctor Martens is giving special attention to this work in the country.
This report represents the first of a series of research studies in the education of exceptional children to be planned cooperatively by the United States Office of Education and selected school systems. Deep appreciation for their interest and cooperation is expressed to Dr. Lewis W. Smith, superintendent, Berkeley public schools; Dr. Virgil E. Dickson, assistant superintendent of schools, under whose immediate direction the experiment was carried on; Miss Margarita McGovney, assistant director of the bureau of research and guidance; Dr. V. H. Podstata and Dr. Louise Hector, physicians; and all administrative and teaching assistants who had a part in the development of the project. The general guidance and counsel given by members of the Department of Education at Stanford University are also gratefully acknowledged. The Office of Education is putting out the report in order that its findings may become generally known.
I think that this manuscript represents a worthy achievement and respectfully recommend that it be printed as a bulletin of this office. Respectfully submitted.
WM. JOHN COOPER,