ERIC Number: ED442975
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-May
Strengthening Guidance Leadership for the 21st Century: A White Paper for Consideration.
Gysbers, Norman C.; Jensen, Lynn
Comprehensive guidance programs are effective in assisting children and young people, along with their parents, to respond to the challenges of life and school. When a strong, comprehensive guidance program is in place, good things happen, such as improvements in academic achievement, students taking more demanding courses, students developing and using career plans, and schools having more positive climates. A key to the successful development and implementation of effective guidance programs at the local level is strong state-level guidance leadership that provides regular ongoing training, resources, and technical support, as well as legislative and policy advocacy at the state level. Unfortunately, the number of experienced, professionally trained state level guidance supervisors across the country is very low, threatening the implementation of comprehensive guidance programs. A Guidance Leadership Academy should be established and funded to prepare state-level guidance leaders for the new millennium. (Contains 10 references.) (KC)
Descriptors: Comprehensive Guidance, Educational Needs, Elementary Secondary Education, Futures (of Society), Guidance Personnel, Guidance Programs, Professional Development, Statewide Planning
For full text: http://icdl.uncg.edu/ft/031700-01.html.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Occupational Information Coordinating Committee (DOL/ETA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Consortium of State Career Guidance Supervisors, Columbus, OH. Center on Education and Training for Employment.