ERIC Number: ED402535
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Developing and Managing Your School Guidance Program. Second Edition.
Gysbers, Norman C.; Henderson, Patricia
In order to be responsive to continuing societal and individual changes, education must look to reforming the entire educational enterprise, including guidance in the schools. This text provides a model for planning comprehensive, effective guidance programs in grades K-12. It is written for school counselors, directors of guidance, guidance supervisors, counselor educators, and school administrators. The model used here is based on four phases: planning, designing, implementing, and evaluating. Chapters 1 through 4 address planning, the evolution of guidance in the schools, the issues and concerns in planning and organizing for guidance program improvement, and present a model guidance program. Chapters 5 and 6 cover designing and offers steps in selecting the desired program structure for a comprehensive program. In chapters 7 through 9, implementing is covered, featuring details of beginning a new program, details of managing and maintaining the program in the district, and ways to ensure that school counselors are competent. Chapter 10 outlines evaluation, with special attention given to program evaluation, student outcome evaluation, and professional personnel evaluation. In several chapters the roles and responsibilities of system-level guidance leaders are highlighted. A sample five-year timetable for implementing specific tasks to be completed at each stage of program development is also presented. (RJM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Children, Comprehensive Guidance, Elementary Secondary Education, Guidance Personnel, Program Development, Program Implementation, Pupil Personnel Workers, School Counseling, School Counselors, School Guidance, Student Development, Student Needs
American Counseling Association, 5999 Stevenson Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22304-3300 (ACA Order No. 72584, $35.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: American Counseling Association, Alexandria, VA.