ERIC Number: ED362815
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Pitt County Schools Advisory Handbook. Revised.
Pitt County Schools, Greenville, NC.
This handbook contains a variety of activities to help teachers of middle school students implement an Advisory Program. It notes that teachers in other middle schools have reported that students, through advisory experiences, have become more interested in school, better at communicating, better behaved, more cooperative, and more productive in their school work. It is explained that, as an advisor in the program, the middle school teacher becomes a significant other to the student and serves as an advocate, friend, and person to whom the student can turn for advice, understanding, and caring on a daily basis. It is contended that this program offers a "home away from home" during the transitional years of middle school. Section I provides an introduction to the handbook; describes the characteristics of the middle school child; and presents the rationale, philosophy, and goals/objectives of the advisory program. Section II focuses on program orientation and presents general and operational guidelines. Section III defines the roles and responsibilities of administration and principal, advisory committee, advisor, and counselor. Section IV concentrates on making the advisory program work. Section V poses and then answers the 10 most commonly asked questions about advisory programs. Section VI discusses student, parent, and teacher evaluations. Section VII contains a list of 58 selected resources that include books, periodicals, schools in North Carolina, and professional organizations. (NB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Pitt County Schools, Greenville, NC.