AN ECLECTIC APPROACH TO EDUCATION FOR THE EMOTIONALLY DISTURBED

Phyllis R. Stern

Abstract


The major function of school personnel is to provide the best possible education for children - all children. Techniques and methodology used in achieving this goal vary according to the unique needs of the child being served. In the area of education for emotionally disturbed children, the teacher (or teacher-therapist) does well to adopt an eclectic approach, drawing from different theoretical views those which are applicable to a classroom situation. These views are then integrated into a sound, systematic approach with which an educational program for the emotionally disturbed child is developed.

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