ERIC Number: ED024991
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Elementary Pilot Project. Minford Elementary Schools.
Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus.
The Minford Schools received funds under Title III of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act for a pilot program in elementary counseling. In the school area, there was a high concentration of families receiving aid to dependent children (ADC), a high dropout rate, high teacher turnover, and traditional faculty orientation. Student awareness was stimulated through counselor visitations to the classroom, assemblies, career days, and the distribution of a guidance information booklet. Group meetings with teachers were held to discuss the objective of the program, the interpretation of test results, and special education placements. Contact with parents and community groups was made through newsletter articles, the local newspaper, Parent-Teacher Association meetings, and a radio interview with one of the counselors involved in the program. The guidance committee developed procedures for identifying potential dropouts in the fourth grade so that counselors could give extra assistance to those pupils. Evaluation of the study shows clearly that staff members, pupils, and parents have been receptive to elementary guidance. Recommendations by a consultant were that the counselor-pupil ratio be reduced to 1:500 as the program expanded. Materials for elementary guidance orientation programs and for identifying potential dropouts are appended. (CJ)
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Authoring Institution: Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus.