ERIC Number: ED300688
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Walking Advisement: Program Description.
Byram Hills School District, Armonk, NY.
The Walking Advisement program at Crittenden Middle School in Armonk, New York was started during the 1984-1985 school year. It was based on the work of Alfred Arth, a middle school specialist at the University of Wyoming. Essentially, the program attempts to expand the guidance function of the school by bringing faculty and students together to discuss a variety of issues of significance to both adolescents and the educators working with them. Through structured, small-group discussions, students and their teachers (advisors) explore issues relevant to middle school life. Discussions are limited in scope and time; 20 minutes is the usual allotment. Advisors function as discussion facilitators, focusing their groups on the essential elements of the topic. Originally launched as a pilot program with seven teachers, the Walking Advisement program currently serves all the students at the middle school. Renamed T.A.C. (Thoughts About Crittenden), the program is offered approximately two Fridays each month, before the first period of the day. Scripts serve as discussion guides and are distributed to advisors in advance of T.A.C. sessions. The assistant principal coordinates the program and serves as script writer. Faculty and student evaluations are conducted periodically during the school year; the program has met with support from teachers, students, and parents. This document contains a number of Walking Advisement discussion scripts. (Author)
Publication Type: Guides - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Byram Hills School District, Armonk, NY.
Note: Prepared at H.C. Crittenden Middle School.