ERIC Number: ED049508
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Assessment and Projection of Guidance Services of the Des Moines Public Schools.
Blocher, Donald; Ferguson, John
This evaluation was conducted to: (1) develop a programmatic assessment of the existing guidance services within the secondary schools, focusing primarily on the perceptions and satisfaction of the recipients of these services; and (2) to project the needs for changes in services, programs, and organizational patterns, as these are dictated by emerging changes in school and community problems, needs of children and youth, and improved capabilities for professional practice. Findings indicate that: (1) there is a desire and backing for a strong program of guidance services built around meeting the educational, vocational, and social needs of students; and (2) parent, teacher, student and community perceptions of counselors as minor administrative functionaries are supported by analyses of counselor activities contained in log records. Vigorous leadership, program flexibility, differentiated staffings, inservice training, staff development, and greater involvement in the curriculum and in special programs within and without the school system are required for such change. (Author/TA)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Des Moines Public Schools, IA.; Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis.; Mississippi Univ., University.
Note: Paper presented at the Iowa Personnel and Guidance Association Convention in Des Moines, Iowa, April 29-May 1, 1971