ERIC Number: ED316791
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
The Teacher Advisor Program: An Innovative Approach to School Guidance.
Myrick, Robert D.; And Others
The Teacher Advisor Program (TAP) is an innovative developmental approach to counseling that directly involves teachers as advisors to 18 to 20 students, with whom they meet both individually and in group sessions. An introductory chapter that cites the need for a developmental approach to counseling in contemporary schools and the potential role of teachers in guidance. The second chapter discusses the suitability and limitations of teachers as advisors, and then describes the design and purpose of TAP, discussing the counselor's role in such a program, approaches to building support for TAP among teachers, and critical factors for success of the program. Chapters 3 through 8 present case histories, by participants, of the following teacher advisor programs throughout the nation: (1) PRIME TIME in Sarasota, Florida middle schools (Bill Highland); (2) OUR TIME in Green Bay, Wisconsin (Sue Todey); (3) TA groups in La Porte, Indiana (Charles Blair); (4) the Middle School Advisory Program in the Collegiate Schools, Richmond, Virginia (Sally Chambers); (5) TAP in Pasco County, Florida (Madonna Wise and Cathy Micheau); and (6) Florida's Model and Pilot Schools (Elizabeth Lawson). The final chapter answers common teacher questions about the program and discusses staff development and training workshops. Appended are developmental guidance units, roles of school personnel in TAP, a sample advisement telephone call, and TAP staff development. References are included. (TE)
Descriptors: Cooperative Planning, Counselor Teacher Cooperation, Curriculum Design, Developmental Programs, Educational Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education, Group Guidance, Guidance Objectives, Middle Schools, Program Descriptions, Teacher Guidance, Teacher Role
ERIC/CAPS, 2108 School of Education, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1259 ($16.95).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; 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.