Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Specialist in Education (Ed.S.)


Educational Leadership


The counselor at the elementary school level has the opportunity to work with children during the critical period in which their self-concepts and life styles are being formulated and their basic attitudes toward others and society are emerging. Children at this developmental stage need contact with a person who listens, who understands, and who helps them to explore alternatives, clarify personal meanings, establish commitments, and mature in personal and social development (Dinkmeyer, 1973).


Presented to the Graduate Faculty University of Nebraska at Omaha In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Specialist in Education University of Nebraska at Omaha. Copyright Katherine J. Solomon April, 1986