ERIC Number: ED354447
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
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Advisement Programs: A New Look at an Old Practice.
Jenkins, John M.
Student advisement in secondary schools is discussed in this booklet. Chapter 1 introduces the topic of student advisement, presents the history of advisement, describes the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) Model Schools Project, and presents a rationale for advisement. Chapter 2 lists 5 teacher adviser responsibilities and lists 10 objectives which can give vision to a successful advisement program for a middle level or secondary school. Chapter 3 discusses the need for advisement. Chapter 4 focuses on personalized education. It includes a depiction of a model of personalized education which consist of diagnosis, prescription, instruction, and evaluation. Chapter 5 discusses the four major areas which define advisement and represent key activities of teacher advisers: adviser-advisee relationships; adviser-staff interactions; adviser-parent contacts; and advisory group activities. Chapter 6 discusses the logistics of advisement, including assignment of students; who should advise; scheduling; roles; inservices; and recordkeeping. Chapter 7 presents descriptions of seven exemplary programs. Chapter 8 summarizes the benefits of advisement and contends that when advisement is incorporated into a total school program, student achievement increases, attitudes toward school improve, and discipline problems decrease. The appendix includes the Teacher Adviser Handbook. (ABL)
Publication Type: Reports - General
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Authoring Institution: National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA.