ERIC Number: ED337720
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
The Comprehensive Guidance Program for Texas Public Schools. A Guide for Program Development Pre-K - 12th Grade.
Texas Education Agency, Austin.
This guide describes the Comprehensive Guidance Program model and outlines a process for tailoring the program model to meet the needs of the vast array of Texas public schools. It provides quality program standards designed to enhance district and campus efforts to improve the guidance programs in order to more effectively guide the development of all students, while valuing the uniqueness of each student. The first section includes background and contextual information about guidance programs and describes the philosophical foundation for guidance programs in Texas. It details the resources needed to support effective guidance programs. The second section defines the structure of the model and presents recommendations for designing appropriately balanced programs. The third section defines the roles and responsibilities of the school counselor, including statements about their training, specialized competencies, and appropriate assignments. Considerations regarding counselor-to-student ratios are suggested. The fourth section further details the scope and sequence of a guidance curriculum component. The fifth section outlines a process for implementing the Texas Comprehensive Guidance Program at both district and campus levels. Suggestions are included for program development and for steps to take in planning, designing, implementing, and evaluating the program. The sixth section provides guidelines for evaluating the Texas Comprehensive Guidance Program, including the program as a whole, program improvements, and student growth due to program participation. (LLL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin.