ERIC Number: ED031761
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
What Can Happen When There Are Enough Counselors. One Approach at A Two-Year Technical Institute.
Harding, Francis D.
Washington Technical Institute (WTI) presents an opportunity to structure a two-year technical education program which will effectively serve the needs of an urban population. The guiding philosophy of the school is that it be student centered with learning objectives stated in measureable behavioral terms. The school is staffed with one instructor to every 16 students and one counselor to every 40 students. To emphasize the developmental aspects of the educational efforts, counselors are called Development Advisors. The development advisors have three facets to their job: (1) aiding the vocational or career development of their advisees, (2) facilitating the learning activities that their advisees are undergoing, and (3) providing necessary supportive counseling in the emotional and psychological areas. Students are encouraged to work part time at a job that has some relevance to their program. The development advisor assists students in getting these jobs. The development advisor is also responsible for: (1) understanding his advisee and his background in relation to the learning aspects of his program, (2) assessing progress so that goals are reasonable, and (3) helping the student to assess his own progress. No statistics are available now, but plans are to develop evaluative techniques for this program at WTI. (SJ)
Publication Type: N/A
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Authoring Institution: American Personnel and Guidance Association, Washington, DC.; Washington Technical Inst., Washington, DC.
Note: Presented at the American Personnel and Guidance Association Convention, Las Vegas, Nevada, March 30-April 3, 1969.