ERIC Number: ED275948
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Keeping the Options Open: Recommendations. Final Report of the Commission on Precollege Guidance and Counseling.
College Entrance Examination Board, New York, NY.
This document presents the final report from a 2-year investigation conducted by a College Board-appointed commission to examine the provision of precollege guidance and counseling in schools in the United States. The first section of the report contains a summary of the commission's work and lists four priority recommendations and four other recommendations for action in the schools. The second section examines each of the four priority recommendations individually and in detail. Recommendations discussed in this section concern: (1) establishing a kindergarten through grade 12 comprehensive and developmental model of precollege guidance and counseling; (2) making guidance counselors central rather than peripheral to teaching and learning in the schools; (3) making greater efforts to involve parents; and (4) providing students with earlier and more consistent access to counseling. The third section of the report examines the other four recommendations individually, three of which address the need for a commitment of support and collaboration of resources at the community, state, and federal levels, and one which calls for a revision of counselor training programs to include the skills and knowledge needed to carry out the proposed model of precollege guidance and counseling. An appendix contains a synopsis of the commission's interim report. (NB)
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: College Entrance Examination Board, New York, NY.