ERIC Number: ED404290
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Teacher Advisory Groups: What, Why, How and How Successful?
Scope, v8 n1 Jun 93
The Ontario (Canada) Ministry of Education and the Toronto (Ontario) Board of Education have suggested or mandated use of the teacher advisory structure for grades 7 through 9. The establishment of teacher advisory groups involves organizing teachers and students into small groups to permit instruction and advising to be personalized. Their function is to promote students' educational, personal, and social development. Advisory groups often function as vehicles for delivering a guidance-type curriculum to all students in a regular way. The educational agenda emphasizes program planning (secondary and postsecondary) and the social agenda emphasizes strengthening self-concept and peer group relationships and offering "survival assistance." Skills and characteristics of teacher-advisors are listed. Results of research studies on teacher advisory groups at the middle school and secondary school level are reviewed. The paper concludes that teacher advisory groups can increase student motivation and achievement and can connect adults and young people in ways that are genuinely educational and community enhancing. (Contains 14 references.) (JDD)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Toronto Board of Education (Ontario). Research Dept.
Identifiers - Location: Canada