ERIC Number: ED435075
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
A Model Developmental Guidance and Counseling Program for Texas Public Schools. A Guide for Program Development Pre-K-12th Grade. Third Edition.
Texas Education Agency, Austin.
This guide describes what constitutes a quality school guidance program, which provides equal opportunities for all students to receive guidance and counseling. It states that this developmental guidance and counseling program can play a vital role in assisting teachers and other staff in the integration of guidance objectives with their other instructional goals. The guide was developed to provide all Texas students with equal access to developmental guidance and counseling programs. Thus, this guide can serve as a model and an impetus to help implement guidance programs around the state of Texas and elsewhere. It outlines a program development/improvement process that has been successfully implemented in school districts and describes how to tailor the program model to meet needs of a vast array of public schools. Section I includes background and contextual information about guidance programs and describes the philosophical foundation for guidance programs in Texas. Section II defines the structure of the model and presents recommendations for designing appropriately balanced programs. Section III defines the roles and responsibilities of counselors, including statements about their training, specialized competencies, and appropriate assignments. It also suggests considerations regarding counselor-to-student ratios. Section IV further details scope of the guidance curriculum. Section V outlines a process for implementing the Texas Developmental Guidance and Counseling Program at both district and campus levels. It includes steps to take in planning, designing, implementing, and evaluating the program. In conclusion, Section VI provides guidelines for evaluating the Texas Developmental Guidance and Counseling Program, including the program as a whole, program improvement, and student growth due to program participation. (Contains 20 references.) (JDM)
Descriptors: Cooperation, Educational Counseling, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Guidance Objectives, Models, Preschool Children, Program Development, Program Guides, Public Schools, School Counseling, School Counselors, School Districts, School Guidance, Secondary Education, Secondary School Students, State Curriculum Guides, State Departments of Education, Teachers, Teaching Guides
Texas Education Agency, 1701 N. Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701-1494 ($5, nonprofit institutions; $6, all others). Tel: 512-463-9498.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Counselors; Parents; Practitioners; Support Staff; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin.
Identifiers - Location: Texas