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ERIC Number: ED415932
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 25
Abstractor: N/A
The Role of Counseling in a Comprehensive Developmental Program for Post-Secondary Students.
Maxwell, Martha
This document asserts that counselors in comprehensive development programs for postsecondary students must provide personal, academic, and career development guidance. Developmental students often possess problems such as cultural conflict, skills deficiency, lack of motivation, and unrealistic expectations. Due to negative educational experiences in the past, many of them won't seek help. Successful programs must integrate counseling with teaching, and must have a highly structured, easily accessible, and preventative format. Counselors must work with faculty and staff to provide mentoring programs, informal student "support" groups, and credit courses in social, academic, and career planning. They should also act as intermediaries between teachers and students and help provide a nurturing environment where students can value themselves and feel confident in their academic abilities. Contains 25 references. (YKH)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A