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What are the behaviors and actions of selected discipline problems among the colored children of the intermediate grades in the elementary school, and what methods and techniques are used by the staff of the elementary school in meeting and attempting to solve the problems?

The purpose of this study was: (1) To make a study of discipline cases over a stated period of time.; (2) To describe the development of counseling methods as related to the behavior patterns of the pupils studied.; (3) To attempt to discover what are both the immediate and underlying causes of the behavior problems of the pupils studied.; (4) To show in what ways the various school and community agencies are employed to give assistance with problem cases.; (5) To record the various school-pupil, pupil-pupil, pupil-home and intra-school relationships that occur in the handling of the pupils studied.; (6) To present suggested methods in the collecting and recording of data concerned with the pupils who were studied.; (7) To provide a basis for further guidance and counseling planning by the teachers and administrators of the Roosevelt School, Stockton, California.



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