ERIC Number: ED323485
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
The Best for Our Kids: Exemplary Elementary Guidance & Counseling Programs.
Gerstein, Martin; Lichtman, Marilyn
This book is a product of a research effort to identify exemplary elementary school guidance and counseling programs and practices across the United States. It consists of program descriptions from 134 programs in 40 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia. Section 1 gives the background of how programs were identified and selected. Section 2 provides a detailed account of how 10 exemplary programs were chosen from those nominated; descriptions and sample activities of these programs are presented and the address and telephone number of a contact person is given. Section 3 includes information on the remainder of the programs. This information is presented in matrix form, alphabetized by state and categorized and summarized into several domains that represent the major emphases of elementary counseling and guidance. The final section describes how this research effort was evaluated and draws several conclusions about the future of developmental elementary school counseling. Current references and additional resources intended to help counselors who are beginning new programs as well as those who are seeking new ideas are appended. (TE)
Descriptors: Child Development, Childhood Needs, Counseling Services, Developmental Programs, Elementary Education, Guidance Programs, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Pupil Personnel Services
American Association for Counseling and Development, 5999 Stevenson Ave., Alexandria, VA 22304 (Order No. 79661; $17.95).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: American Association for Counseling and Development, Alexandria, VA.