ERIC Number: ED236521
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Implementing an Advisory Program in Secondary Schools. Georgia Comprehensive Guidance Series.
Moore, Earl J.
Advisory programs emphasize that one of the roles of teachers is to support the learning program and personal growth of a small group (15-20) of students through warm, nurturing, individualized attention. The teacher/advisor serves not only a significant role with the student but also with the student's parents, becoming the link between home and school. This manual is written for secondary school educators as a framework for the development of an advisory system and program. The manual delineates the characteristics of a successful advisory program including a focus on the individual, regular meetings, teams, staff commitment, guidelines and materials, and staff development. Guidelines for the development of an advisory program are provided focusing on needs assessment, planning, roles, management and implementation, and evaluation and adjustment of the advisement program. The remainder of the manual provides group activities for staff development, exploring all aspects of an advisory program including anxious responses, scheduling, alternative settings, advisors, advisory system plans, staff needs and skills, record keeping, handbooks, and parent conferences. (BL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Georgia State Dept. of Education, Atlanta. Office of Planning and Development.
Authoring Institution: Missouri Univ., Columbia. Dept. of Counseling and Personnel Services.