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ERIC Number: ED381697
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Pages: 29
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Involving Teachers, Parents, and the Community in Guiding All Students into a Challenging Program of Study. High Schools That Work Site Development Guide #5: Guidance.
Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.
This guide is the fifth in a series of guidelines designed to be a framework for positive action at the school site and in the classroom through the High Schools That Work (HSTW) program, an effort to raise the achievement of career-bound students. It explains how to develop an educational and career guidance program that will help all students complete challenging programs of study. The role of educational/career programs in the HSTW model and the need for schools to shift from an ability model to an effort model are discussed; in addition, the importance of developing a planned program of study and addressing the inadequacies of existing guidance programs are emphasized. The following principles for redefining guidance are examined: guidance is a program, guidance is more than a counselor, guidance programs help students make key decisions, and career and educational planning is a partnership. Considerations in developing the following guidance system components are discussed: guidance curriculum, parent support, individual planning, teachers as advisors, and responsive services. The following steps in implementing an improved guidance program are detailed: organize a team to plan for change, select performance indicators, and determine the guidance program's current status. Sample materials and descriptions of exemplary practices are included throughout the guide. (MN)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: DeWitt Wallace/Reader's Digest Fund, Pleasantville, NY.
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.