ERIC Number: ED281900
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Current Issues and Trends in Guidance and Counseling.
Walz, Garry R.
The 1980s have witnessed a resurgence of interest in and demand for counseling services, particularly in the areas of mental health, family concerns, and adult agency counseling. Four critical issues brought up by that increased demand are: (1) computers in counseling; (2) students at risk; (3) pre-college guidance; and (4) career guidance. These are discussed in detail in this report. A review of research on the use of computer-assisted and computer-supported guidance shows the positive reactions of students and the ambivalent feelings of counselors. Three types of programs that have demonstrated effectiveness in dealing with at-risk pupils are discussed. Pre-college guidance is a short-changed area, despite the evidence that counseling interventions make a difference in who has access to college, who attends, and who stays in and does well. Areas in which guidance programs must be strengthened are discussed. The history of career development theory and practice, its roots and future are summarized. The major focuses of guidance and counseling in the near future are pinpointed. A list of references is attached. (PS)
Descriptors: Adult Counseling, Career Counseling, College Choice, College Preparation, Computer Uses in Education, Counseling Effectiveness, Counseling Objectives, Educational Improvement, Educational Trends, Guidance Programs, High Risk Students, Information Technology, Nontraditional Occupations, Pupil Personnel Services, School Community Relationship, School Counseling, Secondary Education
Publication Type: ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Counseling and Personnel Services, Ann Arbor, MI.