ERIC Number: ED240677
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
How to Develop a Better Guidance Program.
Murphy, John C.
Under development in a Maryland district, the Competency-Based Systems Oriented Guidance Program described here combines (1) a focus on helping all students become competent in knowledge, attitude, and skills and (2) a systems orientation addressing the entire spectrum of student life by providing a common language, methods of information exchange, and encouragement to make long range personal and vocational plans. Following a background review, a figure representing the program as a wheel is explicated. Elements of the program (discussed and exemplified by additional charts) include the guidance philosophy, a conceptual model of guidance, district and school guidance goals, and student competencies. Additional components of the wheel include a glossary, management systems, counselor agreements, needs data, individual school and counselor plans, student monitoring, an advisory council, and a master calendar of events. Other figures appended include the table of contents and a subheading contents page from a district guidance handbook. It is concluded that advantages of the program include built-in evaluation at various levels, flexible scope, adaptability to changed system needs, accountability, and facilitation of a new attitude toward guidance as an integral part of the academic program. (MJL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Competency Based Guidance; Maryland (Howard County)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National School Board Association (San Francisco, CA, April 23-26, 1983).