ERIC Number: ED286112
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Counseling Underachievers: A Counselor's Guide to Helping Students Improve Their Academic Performance.
Bleuer, Jeanne C.
The stated purpose of this guide for counseling underachievers is to present a first step in the direction of developing a comprehensive, systematic approach to counseling students for academic achievement. Its intent is to emphasize the need for school counselors to place a high priority on, and enhance their skill in, academic achievement counseling; to identify practical applications from research findings; to present a preliminary model for counselor intervention; to organize and present resources and ideas for implementing a comprehenisve counseling intervention program; and to call attention to the need for further research and dissemination on exemplary programs for counseling underachievers. Underachievement is defined, and the reasons for underachievement are discussed. A six-step counselor intervention process is presented, which includes: (1) redefining the role of the school counselor; (2) utilizing research findings to update intervention strategies; (3) developing a comprehensive model for intervention; (4) creating a resource bank of ideas and materials; (5) evaluating and refining intervention strategies; and (6) sharing exemplary practices. A 10-page bibliography is included. The nine appendices include, among other items, an action plan for overcoming achievement barriers and tips for taking notes. (ABL)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Counseling Objectives, Counselor Role, Elementary Secondary Education, School Counseling, School Counselors, Underachievement
ERIC/CAPS, University of Michigan, 2108 School of Education, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1259 ($6.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Counseling and Personnel Services, Ann Arbor, MI.