ERIC Number: ED328865
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Mississippi Developmental Counseling Program: Kindergarten--Grade Six.
Mississippi State Dept. of Education, Jackson. Div. of Instruction.; Mississippi Counseling Association.; Mississippi School Counselor Association.
This developmental counseling program handbook was created to provide a model which could be followed by a new counselor in developing an elementary guidance program or adapted by an experienced counselor to be used in an existing program. It describes a sequential counseling curriculum for kindergarten through grade six (K-6), and includes brief statements about the roles and functions of the elementary counselor. Student activities and suggested plans included in the guide were developed using ideas from state and school district models from across the United States. The goals and objectives outlined by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) in 1990 were adopted and used as the basic framework for the Mississippi Counseling Program, K-6. An ASCA position paper containing a statement of the responsibilities of the counselor is included. Following this ASCA student competencies plan is the Mississippi model curriculum, which contains activities at each grade level to foster growth toward three broad goals: personal-social, educational, and career. Objectives designed to reach the goal of personal-social development include gaining self-awareness, developing positive attitudes, making healthy choices, respecting others, gaining responsibility, developing relationship skills, resolving conflicts and making effective decisions. Educational goals include applying effective study skills, setting goals, learning effectively and gaining test taking skills. Career goals encompass forming a career identity, planning for the future, combating career stereotyping and analyzing skills and interests. The Mississippi Counselor Assessment Instrument for the Provisional Counselor is included, providing a readily accessible list of competencies. (BHK)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Mississippi State Dept. of Education, Jackson. Div. of Instruction.; Mississippi Counseling Association.; Mississippi School Counselor Association.
Identifiers: American School Counselor Association; Mississippi