ERIC Number: ED362794
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
School Counselors and the First Freedom: A Guide for Responding to Challenges to Developmental Guidance Materials and Programs.
Peterson, Marla P.; Poppen, William
This document presents a training guide designed to be used by counselor educators in courses developed to prepare school counselors and by counselors themselves. Noting that recent developmental guidance materials and programs have been challenged for a number of reasons by various groups, the guide draws on the insights of those who have been challenged, the materials provided by organizations that have challenged developmental guidance materials and programs, and the suggestions of organizations that oppose challengers. It attempts to present the views of both challengers and the challenged. The guide is divided into four major sections. Section I deals with the right to challenge and the right to respond. Section II examines both challengers and the challenged. Section III looks at professional actions by professional counselors. Section IV presents resources on challenges and censorship. Included in the guide are seven activities that will put to test the readers' understanding and ability to apply what they have learned concerning: (1) the context for challenges; (2) what is known about challenges to guidance programs; (3) the nature of challenges to guidance materials and programs; (4) author/publisher responses to challenges; (5) what to do before a challenge occurs; (6) what to do after a challenge occurs; and (7) responsible actions. Also included are 10 full-page visuals that can be easily reproduced as overhead transparencies for use in group or classroom situations. (NB)
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Civil Rights, Counselor Training, Developmental Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Legal Problems, School Counselors, School Guidance
ERIC/CASS, School of Education, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 101 Park Bldg., Greensboro, NC 27412-5001.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; ERIC Publications
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.