ERIC Number: ED264242
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of the DCPS Secondary Guidance Program.
Connor, Ethel Lynne; Wasman, Marcy
This study reports an investigation of the Secondary Guidance Program within the Dade County (Florida) Public Schools. Three components were studied: (1) program activities; (2) program management; and (3) program impact. Findings from numerous surveys and from a job analysis of guidance personnel were reported. The greatest number of concern areas were identified in the area of program management. Factors related to program management (including inadequate facilities, insufficient clerical assistance, and inadequate allocation of counselors) negatively impacted the effectiveness of the program. Positive features were: (1) support from faculty; (2) support from administration; (3) support/cooperation of students; and (4) competency of guidance personnel. Computer equipment and software was not adequate for use in the guidance program. Job analysis showed that most activities of counselors facilitate the accomplishment of guidance goals and objectives. Surveys showed that an assessment of student needs was not implemented. Several need areas which had not been addressed were identified. There was a discrepancy between junior and senior high schools with regard to adequacy of services, but impact of counselors on guidance consumers was positive. Survey instruments for guidance counselors, administrators, students, teachers, and parents with response results are included in the 12 appendices. (LMO)
Descriptors: Computer Oriented Programs, Counseling Services, Educational Counseling, Guidance Objectives, Guidance Personnel, Guidance Programs, Job Analysis, Needs Assessment, Personnel Evaluation, Program Evaluation, Pupil Personnel Services, Questionnaires, School Counseling, School Districts, School Guidance, School Surveys, Secondary Education
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Dade County Public Schools, Miami, FL. Office of Educational Accountability.