ERIC Number: ED365918
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
An Investigation into the Implementation of Advisory Programs in New Hampshire Middle Schools.
This study examined the extent to which New Hampshire schools are implementing advisory programs, as suggested by the Carnegie Council's "Turning Points" report. An advisory program is defined as a program within a middle school whereby students work with adults on an individual or group basis. Questionnaires on common practices used in advisory systems were completed by 16 middle schools that had advisory programs. Responses suggest that New Hampshire middle schools are attempting to meet the recommendations of the Carnegie Council's report. The findings suggest that, by using various forms of advisory programs, schools are meeting the needs of individual students during the transitional time of early adolescence. Based on the results of the survey, it is recommended that: (1) middle schools offer advisory systems to all students; (2) teachers, guidance personnel, and administrators who express an interest in the program be advisors; (3) support staff be considered for advisory responsibilities; (4) the administration and school board support the advisory concept; (5) advisory programs be well-planned; (6) advisory programs be permanently scheduled into the school day; (7) advisory programs do not become another add-on responsibility; (8) advisory programs be flexible; (9) a network be established among middle schools to share ideas; and (10) additional research be conducted into other aspects of middle schools. Included in this document is a brief synopsis of the content of advisory programs in the 16 schools. (NB)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Tests/Questionnaires
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: New Hampshire
Note: Master's Thesis, Plymouth State College.