ERIC Number: ED421677
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Leading and Managing Your School Guidance Program Staff. A Manual for School Administrators and Directors of Guidance.
Henderson, Patricia; Gysbers, Norman C.
What is the job of guidance program staff leaders? Specific, practical support is provided for bringing guidance and program staff together for successful implementation of programs and advocating for them outside the department. Part I, "School Guidance Program Staff Leadership: Evolving Concepts and Practices," addresses overall program leadership of school guidance programs in a context that includes the history, present status, and possible future of guidance. Inside a framework of 20 specific competencies, job descriptions, organizational structures and leadership roles are discussed. Part II, "Building-Level Guidance Program Staff Leadership: Creating the Climate for Effective Guidance Program Implementation," addresses the need to empower counselors to carry out program roles and responsibilities, advocacy, and the relationship of counselors' jobs to the program within schools. Part III, "Building-Level Guidance Program Staff Leadership: Enhancing the Professionalism of School Counselors," covers promoting competence and commitment, supervision of counselors and other staff members, and performance evaluation. Part IV, "District Guidance Program Staff Leadership: Roles and Responsibilities at the District Level," considers the climate for effective districtwide guidance program implementation and the professionalism of building guidance program staff leaders. Fourteen appendixes provide model forms for hiring, goal setting, supervision, planning, performance evaluation, staff meetings, and training. (EMK)
Descriptors: Accountability, Administrators, Advocacy, Educational Counseling, Elementary Secondary Education, Empowerment, Guidance Objectives, Guidance Personnel, Guidance Programs, Performance Factors, Personnel Evaluation, Program Administration, Program Development, Program Implementation, School Administration, School Counseling, School Counselors, School Guidance
American Counseling Association, 5999 Stevenson Ave., Alexandria, VA 22304; Order #72636.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Counselors; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: American Counseling Association, Alexandria, VA.
Note: For related documents, see ED 402 535.