ERIC Number: ED332074
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
The Counseling & Guidance Curriculum.
Counseling and guidance services are vital in any school curriculum. Counselors may themselves be dealing with students of diverse abilities and handicaps. Counselors may have to work with students affected by drug addiction, fetal alcohol syndrome, homelessness, poverty, Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and divorce. Students may present problems of sexual, physical, emotional abuse and neglect; violence; poor housing; poor health; or racial discrimination. To indicate worth and value of students individually, the guidance counselor needs to accept each learner intrinsically. Much assistance and help needs to be given to teachers to accept each student. Guidance counselors can help teachers secure the interests of students; assist students in attaching meaning to each presentation; and provide for individual differences. The guidance counselor needs to impress upon teachers the necessity of accepting each student and assisting each to attain proficiency. The guidance counselor needs to assist teachers in understanding the principles of behaviorism and humanism. Helping teachers help students is one of the vital roles guidance counselors play. Securing the interests of students, providing for individual differences, and attaching meaning to ongoing lessons and units are some criteria which should be considered when teaching students. (BHK)
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