ERIC Number: ED413553
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Comprehensive School Guidance and Counselling Programs and Services: Guidelines for Practice. A Program Development and Validation Checklist.
Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Special Education Branch.
The Education Department of Alberta, Canada has developed guidelines for practice in cooperation with guidance and counseling specialists throughout the province. The guidelines are designed to help schools implement a comprehensive school guidance and counseling program, thus improving the quality of education. The comprehensive school guidance and counseling program addresses the developmental needs of students in three domains: career planning and development, personal/social issues, and educational planning. To define a level of adequacy for comprehensive school guidance and counseling programs, Alberta developed 16 guidelines which are organized into four categories: philosophy and goals; program development, implementation, coordination, and evaluation; delivery of services; and professional development and staff effectiveness. Each of the 16 guidelines appearing in this document includes criteria for determining to what extent the guideline has been met. Space is available for educators to record whether or not the guideline has been implemented. Five appendices provide a description of key terms, education programs and services, excerpts from a survey on student development, and standards of competence. (RJM)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Special Education Branch.
Identifiers - Location: Canada