ERIC Number: ED364536
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: 0
Teacher Advisory Programs in Georgia: A Handbook of Ideas and Activities.
Allen, Michael G.; Sheppard, Ronnie L.
An important component of sound middle school education is a commitment to providing coordinated advising and counseling services in the school setting. This handbook describes how middle school professionals can develop small group advisory support for each student. Known variously as home-base, advisor-advisee, or teacher advisory (TA) programs, the concept is designed to lend concrete support to students experiencing the changes inherent in early adolescence. The publication, organized into four sections, provides a description of the TA process. Section 1 "A Georgia Model of Teacher Advisory Programs" discusses the characteristics of TA programs focusing on the following topics: (1) why have a TA program? (2) what are the goals of TA programs? (3) how are TA groups formed? (4) when do TA groups meet? (5) where do TA groups meet? (6) how do TA groups get started? (7) what does the teacher advisor really do? (8) what results accrue from TA programs? and (9) the do's and don'ts of TA programs. Section 2 "Teacher Advisory Programs in Georgia" presents concrete examples of activities and ideas from the field; section 3 offers resources for TA programs; section 4 requests teacher's ideas for future TA program guides. An appendix lists schools that contributed advisory program ideas. (LL)
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers, Group Guidance, Intermediate Grades, Junior High School Students, Junior High Schools, Learning Activities, Middle Schools, Program Design, Program Development, Program Implementation, School Counseling, Secondary School Teachers, Student Attitudes, Student Behavior, Teacher Student Relationship, Teaching Models
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Advisory Approach; Georgia; Teacher Advisors