ERIC Number: ED381697
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
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)
Descriptors: Career Guidance, Community Involvement, Counseling Techniques, Demonstration Programs, Guidance Programs, High Schools, Noncollege Bound Students, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Program Development, Program Improvement, Regional Programs, School Community Relationship, School Counseling, Teacher Participation, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: DeWitt Wallace/Reader's Digest Fund, Pleasantville, NY.
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.