ERIC Number: ED181400
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Futuristic Images of Guidance and Student Services.
Walz, Garry R.; Leu, Jane
Surveys of influential counseling and student services professionals to obtain a broad range of perspectives regarding the future of guidance and student services were conducted by the ERIC Clearinghouse on Counseling and Personnel Services (ERIC/CAPS) as a part of its ERIC Futures Issues Components (EFIC) project. The ERIC/CAPS Advisory Commission, composed of elected officers of key guidance and student services professional associations, was selected as the ideal source of professional input. Each Commission member completed an open-ended questionnaire about future needs and developments in guidance and student services and the University of Michigan Futures Survey. Results of the surveys indicated that counseling and student services personnel need to: (1) develop skills in counseling special populations and areas of negotiations and bargaining; (2) plan programs and services which respond to the needs of all individuals; (3) improve working relationships with all educational personnel and communicate what they are doing and are able to do; and (4) become more aware of the importance of studying the future. (Author/HLM)
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Counseling, Counselor Role, Counselors, Elementary Secondary Education, Futures (of Society), Guidance, Guidance Personnel, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Skill Development, Student Personnel Services, Student Personnel Workers
ERIC Clearinghouse on Counseling and Personnel Services, 2108 School of Education, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 ($4.00)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Research; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Counseling and Personnel Services, Ann Arbor, MI.