ERIC Number: ED380743
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Revitalization of Guidance in Northeast Ohio Project, Final Report.
O'Dell, Frank L.; And Others
This report appraises a 3-year project that sought to develop leadership teams in 10 schools so as to assist schools in revitalizing their guidance programs around a developmental approach. The focus was to create a guidance curriculum that was proactive rather than reactive and for the program to be installed in the school's regular curriculum. The programs were evaluated both externally and internally, with a consultant ranking counselor effort and participants evaluating three major events: (1) Revitalization of Guidance Class; (2) the Conference on Competency Based Guidance (a program for central office personnel, building level administrators, counselors, and directors of guidance); and (3) the Fall Dissemination Conference. Participants gave all of these events a positive ranking. The project staff themselves reported that 9 out of the 10 schools made significant progress in their guidance programs. Two schools had dramatically restructured their programs and 9 out of the 10 schools' model components proved useful to other districts. The major finding for the project was that for change to take place, existing paradigms must be explored, owned, and changed. An appendix lists the dissemination efforts for this program. (RJM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Career Guidance, Children, Demonstration Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation, Experimental Programs, Guidance, Guidance Objectives, Guidance Programs, Innovation, Program Evaluation, School Counseling, School Guidance, Student Development, Student Personnel Services
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: George Gund Foundation, Cleveland, OH.; Cleveland Foundation, OH.
Authoring Institution: Cleveland State Univ., OH. Coll. of Education.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio