ERIC Number: ED023129
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Dec-31
Reference Count: 0
An Exemplary Cooperative in Elementary School Guidance for Small School Districts. First Year Evaluation Report.
Cupp, Marion; Fankhauser, Verne
Because there was a need for counseling services in the elementary school, seven districts joined together in a cooperative effort to provide guidance services. The staff consisted of a project director, four elementary school counselors, a school psychologist, and consultant aid from the college level to serve a population of approximately 2,000 elementary school students. Itinerant services were available to districts on a pro-rate time schedule. Weekly staffings with consultant aid provided for review of activities, re-evaluation, and the establishment of new priorities as necessary. The program attempted to maintain orientation toward every child in the program and recognized the importance of the central role of the classroom teacher. In-service contacts for teachers were facilitated through pre-school workshops, institute days, staff bulletins, and released time for professional meetings. Group counseling was another method which was used to spread the services and maximize the counselor's ability to reach more students. Groups of parents also became the object of the counselor's practices. The first major hurdle encountered was the articulation of the counselor and his contribution into the on-going stream of events where the services had not before been present. Administrators and classroom teachers felt the program was beneficial. (AUTHOR)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Monroe School District 103, WA.