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ERIC Number: ED440308
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Mar
Pages: 34
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Yakima School District Comprehensive Counseling and Guidance Program.
Hubert, Mike
Faced with increased exposure to violence, a number of choices, and a deterioration of support systems, many students feel powerless. Students need help dealing with these issues within the context of society. Recent developments in K-12 school guidance and counseling argue for the establishment of comprehensive, developmental counseling and guidance programs as the most effective means of organizing the work of school counselors. These guidance programs are proactive service delivery models to foster attainment of developmentally appropriate skills and competencies in support of higher academic student achievement. This paper documents the development of a guidance program evaluation infrastructure in the Washington State Yakima School District. It discusses the development of specific evaluation components central to the guidance program. Among the lessons learned from program implementation are that most school counselors do not receive program evaluation training during their pre-service education; and principals must be informed about both the benefits of evaluating the guidance programs before the program begins and how much time this will take from the counselor. The paper also includes a timeline for implementation of the program, program goals, comparison data with national standards for school counseling programs, bylaws for advisory council, and a list of evaluation activities. (JDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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