ERIC Number: ED035044
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
The Elementary School Guidance Counselor: A Developmental Model.
Gum, Moy F.
The position taken is that elementary schools need a guidance program and an elementary school guidance counselor who is a regular member of a given school staff. However, it is advocated that elementary guidance should not be merely an extension of the secondary guidance program. The viewpoint taken here is that elementary guidance should be developmentally focused rather than remedial, and that great emphasis should be placed on working with parents and teachers as well as students. Stress is placed on group work and consultation; however, individual contact and counseling is still advocated and considered necessary. The need for elementary counselors and the paucity of appropriate training programs is indicated. Finally, a training program to prepare guidance counselors to fulfill certain role functions considered compatible with the developmental viewpoint is described in some detail. (KJ)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota State Dept. of Education, St. Paul. Pupil Personnel Services Section.