ERIC Number: ED214279
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
A Model for a Middle School Guidance Program Based on Developmental Tasks of Students.
Cole, Claire G.
A model for a middle school guidance program was developed from information on adolescents' developmental tasks, concepts of middle school (including structure and organization), and the theory of guidance and counseling practices. A three by three by four dimensional figure was used to organize the content of the model. The dimensions of the figure are the roles of the guidance counselor (counselor, consultant, coordinator, and curriculum specialist); the target of guidance activity (individual, group, and school or community); and the purpose of the guidance program (remediation, prevention, and development). To validate the model, counselors in ten schools were sent copies of the model. Thirteen female and five male counselors were interviewed in the ten schools. How they spent their time in the four roles of counselor is shown on a chart. The study concludes that, based on counselors' answers and on the researcher's observations, the model contains the appropriate content, is clearly written, and can be implemented in certain middle schools. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Charts, Counselor Role, Guidance Personnel, Guidance Programs, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Middle Schools, Models, Specialists
Not available separately; see EA 014 525.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Middle School Association, Fairborn, OH.
Note: Paper included in "Middle School Research. Selected Studies 1977-1979. Volume II" (EA 014 525). For related documents, see EA 014 525-534.