ERIC Number: ED332077
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Guidance in Middle Level Schools: Everyone's Responsibility. Revised Edition.
Cole, Claire G.
This monograph about counseling in the middle schools is an update from the first edition, which was published in 1980. The first section discusses the rationale for a middle level counseling program. It stresses the importance of a guidance program based on a thorough understanding of what is normal growth and development for youngsters at this stage of life. Several of the developmental tasks for this age group are illustrated. The second section describes the middle level guidance and counseling team, which includes counselors, para-professionals and clerical staff, teachers, administrators, parents, community members and agencies, and students themselves. The role of each component of the team is analyzed in the text and "questions to consider." The third section lists sample activities counselors may organize to help students with particular developmental issues. The last section describes current resources available for counselors. Uses of the computer for the school counselor are listed. Also included are lists of other resources such as books, journals, and journal articles (38 entries) and information about 3 professional organizations. The role of a middle school counselor in Virginia is described in an appendix. (LLL)
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Middle School Students, Middle Schools, Program Development, School Counseling, School Guidance, Team Training
National Middle School Association, 4807 Evanswood Drive, Columbus, OH 43229 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Middle School Association, Columbus, OH.