ERIC Number: ED028782
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968
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An Innovation in Guidance at St. Johns River Junior College: Putting Theory into Practice.
LaPradd, Charles W.; Bonner, Avon A.
The first-year objective of this experimental program was to give every student information relating to (1) college procedures, (2) study habits, (3) careers, and (4) personal adjustment. To accomplish these objectives faculty volunteers were recruited to assist the professional counselors in offering 15 instructional hours to each student. An in-service training program for counselors and teacher-advisors was conducted during the summer prior to implementation of the experimental program. Training included theories and practices involving lay helpers, group guidance techniques, consultative methods, basic learning, guidance, etc. One facet of the overall program was the establishment of a course with one hour of credit to be applied at graduation and required of all full-time entering freshmen. Twenty students were assigned to each teacher-advisor, who was to guide them during their 2-year stay at the college. Whenever a serious emotional problem arose, the student was referred to the professional counselor. At the end of the first year, a survey revealed that over 93% of the students said that they had been "helped." Individual personalized interactions of students with teachers received highest value ratings. Faculty relations were helped and the in-service training program was continued for a second year at the request of the participants. (RM)
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Identifiers - Location: Florida