ERIC Number: ED357317
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Striving for Excellence: Counselor Strategies for Contributing to the National Education Goals. ERIC Digest.
Bleuer, Jeanne C.; Walz, Garry R.
Achievement of the six National Education Goals will require changes in the present educational system, change in how communities respond to education, and especially change in how education is visualized. An effective guidance program has the capacity to make major contributions to all of the National Education Goals. School administrators, guidance directors, and others who are in a position to help to determine the goals and content of their guidance programs can significantly enhance this capacity by encouraging the implementation of the following strategies: (1) adopt a "comprehensive guidance" program model which provides for the systematic delivery of guidance as a curriculum organized around a sound theoretical framework; (2) reach out to the community to involve parents and other community members in both the determination of guidance priorities and the delivery of counseling and guidance services; (3) encourage collaboration and teamwork among the various education specialties; and (4) emphasize that the mission of a guidance program is the facilitation of better student adjustment as an intermediate outcome that enables students to achieve better academic performance rather than better student adjustment as an end in itself. By adopting a clear commitment to helping students achieve educational excellence and using a collaborative, community-based guidance approach, counselors can become a strong force for the attainment of the six National Education Goals. (Specific counselor interventions are listed for each of the six National Education Goals.) (ABL)
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Counseling and Personnel Services, Ann Arbor, MI.