TITLE

Psychiatry -- Classroom Groupings

AUTHOR(S)
McGlannan, Frances; Colarusso, Calvin A.; Green, Phyllis
PUB. DATE
November 1973
SOURCE
Journal of Learning Disabilities;Nov1973, Vol. 6 Issue 9, p562
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on a project conducted in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, which attempted to achieve the educational goals by translating psychoanalytic principles of child development into practical teaching techniques which are applicable in the classroom. It also focused on utilizing the principles of normal and pathological child development and a detailed understanding of the background and personality of each child as integral parts of the teaching process. Three developmental groups are mentally organized. These groupings provided the teacher basic concepts around which to organize thinking about a particular child. They are intended to be diagnostic categories. Group I children are the normal youngsters whose personalities reflect positive, growth. They are successfully achieving the rigorous task of 'growing up' with the least amount of emotional distress. Group II children are often described as immature. Many are developmentally arrested. These are the children who cause the teachers most frustration. Teachers want to help them progress but find their behavior very difficult to tolerate. The Group III child's ego is severely impaired. Brain-damaged, severely emotionally disturbed, and other impaired children are included together in this group because they usually present the same type of problem to the regular classroom teacher.
ACCESSION #
19140374

 

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