ERIC Number: ED344146
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
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Elementary School Counseling: A Blueprint for Today and Tomorrow.
Worzbyt, John C.; O'Rourke, Kathleen
This book was written for elementary school counselors, teachers, and administrators to assist them with the development and management of new elementary school counseling programs and with the renewal and revitalization of existing programs. It may also be useful for counselor educators in preparing counselors in training for their role as future managers, leaders, and service providers in elementary school counseling programs. Part I (chapters 1-6) of this three-part book introduces the reader to a comprehensive management plan which highlights the goals of education, the philosophy of elementary school counseling programs, and the role of the elementary school counselor in the education process. A step-by-step management process, which builds on the four management functions of planning, organizing, actuating, and controlling, is described. Part II (chapters 7-11) carries the counseling program management process into curriculum design. It provides counselors with a learning model; curriculum design ideas pertaining to child development needs; and a number of activities that support the five dimensions of child development (physical, social, self-concept, cognitive, and career development). Part III (chapters 12-13) help counselors and counseling program committees plan for and manage the future by introducing them to the concept of futurism. Counselors are presented with 5 leadership practices and 10 behavioral commitments designed to help them create the future. (NB)
Descriptors: Administration, Child Development, Counselor Educators, Counselor Role, Curriculum Design, Elementary Education, Planning, Program Development, Program Implementation, School Counseling, School Counselors
Accelerated Development Inc., Publishers, 3400 Kilgore Ave., Muncie, IN 47304-4896 ($25.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Counselors; Administrators; Practitioners
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