ERIC Number: ED409513
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Developing an Effective Advisor/Advisee Program. Fastback Series, No. 393.
Dale, Phyllis E.
Today's school children often come from homes that are dramatically different from those of 25 years ago. To help this new generation of students, many schools have developed advisor/advisee programs; tips on how a school can start such a program are covered in this booklet. Its main purpose is to outline the basic features of a successful program so that fundamental ideas can be adapted for programs ranging from elementary school through high school, in either rural or urban areas. Advisor/advisee programs give students the opportunity to develop self-understanding and positive self-esteem. A primary goal is to help students feel significant and to guide them in developing meaningful interpersonal relationships. The text opens with a detailed outline of how to start an advisor/advisee program, and discusses such topics as program leadership, staff development, program design, group organization, examples of group formats, program activities, and some obstacles to success. Some of the benefits derived from an effective advisor/advisee program, such as enhancing the educational environment, are also presented. It is argued that the counterpart of intellect is affect, and that school personnel must address both aspects of students' lives in order to be effective teachers. (RJM)
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Interpersonal Communication, Interpersonal Competence, Mentors, Program Development, Pupil Personnel Services, Social Development, Student Behavior
Phi Delta Kappa, 408 N. Union, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation, Bloomington, IN.