ERIC Number: ED163355
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Guidance Services in Pennsylvania. Position Statement.
Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Instructional Support Services.
Guidance Services Position Statement was prepared in response to a need expressed by people engaged either in developing school guidance activities or in expanding and improving such activities. The intent was to provide a guide or a framework upon which a guidance program might be constructed or made more effective. Five major sections focus on: (1) basic rationale for guidance; (2) basic services; (3) current issues; (4) evaluation criteria; and (5) counselor role model. The basic rationale for guidance programs is to discover guidance where it occurs, sharpen abilities to meet the goals and build its many forms into a planned total effort aimed at helping the whole child develop to his/her full potential. Guidance services felt to be basic to all guidance programs include individual counseling, group processes, pupil assessment, information, parental involvement, referrals, orientation, staff consultation, pupil records, placement, research and evaluation. The ad hoc committee recommends 31 criteria for evaluating school guidance programs, and defines the role of the counselor in a model job description which includes qualifications, role and duties. (BN)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Instructional Support Services.