ERIC Number: ED425413
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jul
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Emerging Priorities and Emphases in School Counseling, Guidance, and Student Services.
Walz, Garry R.; Bleuer, Jeanne C.
School counseling has evolved from a limited service into a schoolwide program focused on the developmental needs of all children. Five crucial components of school counseling programs are discussed: (1) delivery of guidance and counseling through a comprehensive K-12 developmental program; (2) involvement of parents and communities; (3) utilization of educational technology by both counselors and students; (4) targeting of new areas of student knowledge and skill; and (5) emphasis on student outcomes from counseling. Current efforts for change and improvement are focused on these components. Some undergirding principles for understanding school counseling programs are presented in the areas of behavioral objectives, students' responsibility for renewing life and career decisions, teaching self-improvement and coping skills, and understanding the context of interrelated systems from which the student operates. Comprehensive school guidance programs are committed to assisting students of all ages to become responsible for planning and managing their own lives. Improving guidance interactions and access to educational media through the use of computers is discussed; access to the Internet can provide access to a new world of knowledge. ERIC services are described. Counseling is increasingly being evaluated by the outcomes of students rather than the qualifications of counselors. (EMK)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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