ERIC Number: ED338982
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Guiding Children to Success: What Schools and Communities Can Do. Realizing America's Hope.
Mendel, Richard A.; Lincoln, Carol A.
This print component to the telecast "Making the American Dream Work for Our Children: A New Vision of School Guidance" focuses on collaborative approaches to helping young people achieve in school and raise their academic and vocational aspirations. Like the telecast, this booklet offers alternative approaches to established methods of school guidance. It contends that schools can no longer hold sole responsibility for setting young people off on the road to success and fulfillment and notes that families, communities, and businesses must also play a role in this process. Examples of successful strategies that have made a difference in young peoples' lives, and a step-by-step outline of how to initiate similar efforts in one's own school are presented. It is noted that more than half a million students drop out of school each year and at least a half million more push through and graduate but never master a core of essential information and skills, nor develop the self-awareness and worldly perspective to make mature, informed choices about the future. It is claimed that even the advantaged students suffer when no one is there to push them and that all young people need advice, encouragement, information, and support. This booklet is intended as a primer on good guidance; it is a place to start for schools and communities as they rededicate themselves to the task of guiding and educating children to success. References list 11 readings and 2 video productions. (LLL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Practitioners
Sponsor: Mott (C.S.) Foundation, Flint, MI.; Lilly (Eli) and Co., Indianapolis, IN.; General Motors Corp., Detroit, MI.; Metropolitan Life Foundation.
Authoring Institution: MDC, Inc., Chapel Hill, NC.; South Carolina Educational Television Network Columbia.
Note: For a related document, see CG 023 804 and UD 028 429.