ERIC Number: ED169038
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
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Making the Teacher/Advisor System Work. (Functions, Comparisons, Concepts).
Aiken, James B.
Responding to today's high school students' human needs as well as educational needs necessitates that the teacher return to serving as an adult friend during their school life. Administrators are helping to set the stage for facilitating learning how to learn, and teacher/advisors are drawing upon many aspects of their personality and human dynamics abilities to be more helpful to the student. Some specific functions of these new roles are: (1) the human development function; (2) the crisis assistance function; (3) the student-parent-teacher conference function; and (4) the program planning function. The role of the teacher/advisor is different from the role in traditional teaching, the focus being on experiential learning, personal expression, and critical thinking, rather than on traditional content learning. The teacher/advisory system relies heavily on the concept of student responsibility for their own learning and is a response to societal pressures on teachers and the roles they play in education. (DS)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Note: For related document, see SP 014 048