ERIC Number: ED370005
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Utah Comprehensive Counseling and Guidance Program Model.
Utah State Board of Education, Salt Lake City.
For many years the school guidance counselor has played an important role in the education and guidance of students in public schools. School counselors have been historically viewed as an appendage or as an ancillary service to the school's education mission. While the ancillary model has helped some students, it has been inadequate in helping all students reach their potential. This Utah program would require changes in certification of counselors and accreditation of school programs in order to better meet the needs of all students. The goals of the program include: (1) move counseling from ancillary status to core status; (2) move counseling from a collection of random activities to a programmatic approach; (3) eliminate non-guidance activities performed by counselors; (4) reach 100 percent of the student population. The components of a successful guidance program include the guidance curriculum, individual planning with students and parents, responsive services, and system support. Implementation of the plan could take place while the current one remains in existence. Evaluation of effectiveness would be measured through personnel, the program itself and students results. A list of competencies and indicators for all levels of students and adults as well as sample job descriptions for the school counselor are included. (BF)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Utah State Board of Education, Salt Lake City.
Identifiers - Location: Utah