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ERIC Number: ED136135
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Oct
Pages: 74
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Using Plan A to Enrich the Guidance Program.
Washington, Ann
Plan A is the Texas plan for comprehensive special education of exceptional students from age three through twenty-one. It provides for a number of specialized positions that fit well into the guidance category. This paper describes the organizational plan by which one school district integrated certain Plan A positions into the elementary school guidance team. Differentiation and coordination of staff are presented in detailed job descriptions. (All job descriptions are based on a document issued by the Legislative Committee of the Texas Personnel and Guidance Association, entitled "Job Description of the Texas School Counselor.") In addition, there is a script for a four-part slide presentation on the elementary guidance team. The positions described are coordinator, supervisors, counselors, educational diagnosticians, and teachers of the emotionally disturbed, with emphasis on the last three. Their jobs are described in terms of five work contexts: pupil contact, parent contact, professional contact, paperwork, and other responsibilities. Positions are differentiated by the propotion of time spent in each context and by the specific activities performed in carrying out the duties listed in the original job description. (Author)
Publication Type: Guides - General
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Texas Personnel and Guidance Association (Brownsville, Texas, October 8-11, 1975)