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ERIC Number: ED186832
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Guidance Programs in Maryland: Utilization of Research Results by a Board Appointed Task Force.
Sunshine, Phyllis M.; And Others
In response to concerns about the role of the school counselor in guidance programs, the Maryland State Board of Education appointed a one-year task force to study the guidance programs in Maryland schools and to make recommendations for program improvement. The responsibilities of the task force were to: (1) establish state goals and objectives for guidance programs; (2) examine guidance personnel roles; (3) evaluate counselor knowledge and skills; (4) establish the elements of a "good" guidance program; and (5) determine a methodology for evaluating school guidance programs. The task force assessed the guidance needs of students and translated those needs with the help of factor analyses into guidance goals and objectives, and surveyed the school community's perception of current and future guidance personnel and program requirements necessary for meeting the goals and objectives. The findings provided a basis for establishing a set of recommendations for future guidance programs within Maryland. Also developed was a state plan for guidance which included state, local school system, and individual school activities to be followed for the next five years. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Boston, MA, April 7-11, 1980).