ERIC Number: ED321169
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
The Challenge of Organizing a Middle School Counseling Program.
ERIC Clearinghouse on Counseling and Personnel Services, Ann Arbor, MI.; American Association for Counseling and Development, Alexandria, VA.
This eighth chapter in "The Challenge of Counseling in Middle Schools" contains five articles on the organization of a middle school counseling program. "The Counselor and Modern Middle-Level Schools: New Roles in New Schools," by Paul George, examines characteristics of successful schools and considers some new roles for the counselor. "Teacher Based Guidance: The Advisor/Advisee Program," by John Arnold, describes a well-conceived advisory program consisting of a teacher meeting with 12 to 20 students on a regular basis to engage in activities that nurture social and emotional growth. It presents the rationale for the program, discusses the roles of the advisor, and describes group activities. "A Mentor Program for Beginning Middle School Counselors," by Sandra DeAngelis Peace, suggests a new induction model well-conceived advisory program consisting of a teacher meeting with 12 to 20 for counselor mentor programs that addresses the concerns of middle school counselors during their first year of employment. "Focus on Improving Your Middle School Guidance Program," by James Costar, helps readers to clarify the purpose of their guidance programs. A developmental approach to guidance is provided, ways to design and revitalize guidance programs are suggested, and the roles of various school personnel in the guidance program are defined. "A View From the 'Right': Who Needs School Counseling and Guidance Programs, Anyway?", by Sidney Simon, lists "tongue-in-cheek" reasons for eliminating school counseling programs and dramatically illustrates the importance of counselors in the lives of young people. (NB)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; ERIC Publications; Reports - Descriptive
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.; American Association for Counseling and Development, Alexandria, VA.
Note: In: Gerler, Edwin R., Jr., and others. "The Challenge of Counseling in Middle Schools," 1990; see CG 022 569. for