ERIC Number: ED329869
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
The Guidance Counselor's Role in Ensuring Equal Educational Opportunity.
Office for Civil Rights (ED), Washington, DC.
This pamphlet summarizes the requirements pertaining to counseling practices contained in the implementing regulations for Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of Education Amendments of 1972, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Also, this pamphlet reviews policies and practices which have been adopted by some school systems to ensure equal educational opportunity for beneficiaries of the statutes. After an introductory discussion of the critical role of the counselor, the following topics are addressed: (1) nondiscrimination in counseling under Title VI; (2) nondiscrimination in counseling under Title IX; (3) nondiscrimination in counseling under Section 504; and (4) counseling special population groups. The latter section summarizes programs and initiatives to meet the special guidance and counseling needs of minority, women, and handicapped students that go beyond preventing/remedying discrimination and may be applicable to other school systems. These include establishing bias-free materials, early intervention programs, hands-on counseling, expanded knowledge of career opportunities, cooperation with business, cooperation with colleges and universities, cooperation with parents, and inservice training. A counseling checklist is included, along with addresses of regional Civil Rights offices. (BHK)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Office for Civil Rights (ED), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Amendments 1972; Rehabilitation Act 1973 (Section 504); Title IX Education Amendments 1972