ERIC Number: ED108062
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Redefinition of Counseling Roles in an Alternative School: A Case History.
Jones, Bruce T.; Starkey, Kathryn T.
This paper discussed an alternative school in which the roles of teachers have been redefined to include counseling functions. The counselor is a staff developer for the teachers, a community resource person, and an advocate for students in police court procedures. The psychologist is a staff developer for special techniques, a definer of individualized curricula for students, and an interpreter of test results. Community resources are an integral part of the school. Socially maladjusted youth are helped to build self-esteem, a sense of self-worth and of interdependence. Group counseling and group projects serve as the basis for the school curriculum. The paper also discusses financial support for the alternative school, job-training programs and various details related to curriculum development. Students in the redefined setting proved increasingly more socially adjusted, and have finished high school and taken further training. The success of this alternative school structure is measured by a 90 percent attendance rating and by lack of major discipline problems within the school. (Author/BW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Washington, D.C., March 30-April 3, 1975)