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ERIC Number: ED032592
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 5
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College Guidance Aspects of the Educational Opportunity Program.
Bell, David G.
San Francisco Valley State College began laying the groundwork for the admission of some 225 educationally and economically disadvantaged students a year ago. The first step was to undo previous guidance, which had guided males into industrial arts areas and females into bedmaking. A new approach was needed by guidance personnel. Through investigation and interviews the following points were discovered: (1) many blacks were sensitive to their skin color, (2) the students felt short-changed educationally, (3) their home environment was felt to be a handicap, and (4) there was overwhelming peer pressure to achieve above their levels. Taking this information, the following criteria were drawn up as necessities for an effective counselor: (1) he must be acceptant, (2) he must be able to approach students, (3) he should be available, (4) he should contact parents and maintain this contact, (5) he should be a straightforward, honest, and if necessary blunt advisor, (6) he should be aware of black causes, (7) he should have participated in a training program, (8) he should have knowledge in his advisee's stated major field. (Author/KJ)
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Authoring Institution: San Fernando Valley State Coll., Northridge, CA.