ERIC Number: ED306504
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Supporting Middle Level Students through Counseling and Teacher Advisor Programs. Practitioner's Monograph #4.
This monograph notes that while all aspects of the middle level education program contribute to students' personal development, the core of the effort lies in the counseling and guidance program. It cites literature suggesting that the program should consist of counseling, guidance curriculum, and advisement. Definitions for each of these three parts of the program are given. It is assumed that counseling is a well-understood structure in most schools; consequently, the report focuses on the guidance curriculum and on advisement, two areas in which the teacher can play a role. Possible teacher roles in the counseling and guidance program are described and ways of developing guidance curriculum and advisement programs are considered. The content and delivery of a middle level guidance curriculum are discussed. A section on a teacher advisor program explains the teacher's role, the counselor's role, the selection of teacher advisors, appropriate activities for a teacher advisor program, the scheduling of advisory periods, the program design and implementation, potential problems in such a program, and benefits of a teacher advisor program. (NB)
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Adolescents, Counselor Teacher Cooperation, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Middle Schools, Preadolescents, Program Design, Program Implementation, School Counseling, School Guidance, Student Development, Teacher Role
California League of Middle Schools, 1107 Ninth Street, Suite 150, Sacramento, CA 95814 ($4.25).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California League of Middle Schools, Sacramento.