ERIC Number: ED213454
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Feb-5
Reference Count: 0
The Role of Counseling in Community College Developmental Programs: A Framework for Consideration.
Robbins, William A.
The provision of counseling services, especially for community college students in need of developmental education, will continue to be a task of major importance in the coming decade. However, if counselors are to be effective in helping these students, they must select, implement, and mesh their strategies with other college personnel within a framework of five essential, interacting elements. First, the focus and purpose of developmental education must be established and counseling strategies framed within the context of an agreed upon definition of developmental education. Second, agreement on the philosophical basis of student development theory should give meaning and coherence to a college's program of developmental education. Third, a clear definition of the target student clientele of such a program must be established and criteria for inclusion in such programs identified. Fourth, the entire resources of a college should constitute the support system for developmental education students. Fifth, programs, activities, and strategies can then be constructed to develop a counseling program which is responsive to student needs and clear in its educational and philosophical objectives. (HB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at Developmental Education Conference (Phoenix, AZ, February 5, 1982).