ERIC Number: ED110531
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Educational Task Force Guidance and Counseling Recommendations.
Wilson, E. Barbara
This report asserts that counselors must become student advocates, working with students to assure that they get help to fulfill all their educational needs; guidance counseling has become a highly skilled profession. Most come into the profession full of promise, wanting to perform as student advocates. Student advocates are needed to fulfill the role of counselor. In addition, they are needed to work with teachers, administrators, parents, institutions, agencies, and other community people in helping them understand the counseling function. The Education Committee of the Education Task Force believes that the Detroit Public Schools cannot afford to have professional counselors function only as disciplinarians, record keepers and clerks. A survey of the counseling situation in the Detroit schools reveals, it is held, that in all but a few junior and senior high schools this intolerable situation is prevalent. The Education Committee and/or the Task Force staff has held discussions with counselors, the Superintendent of the Office of City-Wide Programs and Pupil Services, the Director of the Department of Pupil Personnel Services, teachers, students, dropouts, parents, and community folk. Staff has reviewed relevant literature, noted stories in journals and the popular press, and has examined previous studies, proposals, and contractual agreements between the Detroit Central Board of Education and the administrators and teachers. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Detroit Education Task Force, MI.
Identifiers - Location: Michigan