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ERIC Number: ED159918
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
Working Together: Guidance Counselors and Foreign Language Teachers. CAL-ERIC/CLL Series on Languages and Linguistics, No. 58.
Loew, Helene Z.
Foreign Language Annals, v11 n4 p367-374 Sep 1978
Through cooperation between language teachers and guidance counselors, the totality of student needs for present purposes and future directions can be served. This article reviews the relationship among counselors, students, and language instructors, describes their common goals, with emphasis on career guidance in its broadest definition, and enumerates practical steps to foster communication between counselors and teachers. A review of the purposes of career guidance programs already established in many states reveals a parallel rationale for foreign language study, including understanding of self and others, values clarification, problem-solving and decision-making, data-gathering and use, and personal planning. It is concluded that language teachers should develop programs that integrate their discipline into the total education program and reflect local, state, and national goals. It is the language teachers' responsibility to improve their relationship with counselors so as to gain their support and serve as a team in future programs. (NCR)
Descriptors: Career Education, Counseling Effectiveness, Counselor Attitudes, Counselor Role, Counselor Teacher Cooperation, Counselors, Educational Counseling, Educational Objectives, High Schools, Junior High Schools, Language Attitudes, Language Instruction, Language Programs, Language Teachers, Second Language Learning, Secondary Education, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Role
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Languages and Linguistics, Washington, DC.