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ERIC Number: ED344111
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Pages: 30
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Something Old, Something New: The Nature of Guidance in the Nineties.
Wearne, David
If guidance is to have meaning and direction there must be some underlying set of principles to help counselors decide how they should function and how they can be effective as professional helpers. Because human development is continuous and each person must master a series of societal demands in order to achieve optimum development, guidance might best be viewed as developmental. Truly effective counselors have a series of personal goals for their clientele and there appear to be several levels of aims or objectives. It is crucial that counselors facilitate the operationalization of the guidance point of view by intervening in the lives of the people they serve at appropriate times with a planned, sequential, continuous program of activities. A conceptualization of a complete, organized developmental guidance program includes four specific purposes for intervention: involvement, prevention, development, and adjustment; and three methods of intervention: direct service, indirect service, and use of the media. This model emphasizes human development and provides for the categorization and definition of a broad range of possible interventions. Guidance services include counseling, mediation, consultation, collaboration, coordination, developmental academic advisement, needs assessment, orientation, appraisal, information, placement and referral, skills training, followup, and evaluation. Counselors alone have the professional preparation to choose the appropriate methods once the goals and parameters of helping have been determined by the school and community. (LLL)
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada