ERIC Number: ED447363
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Jun
A National Framework for State Programs of Guidance and Counseling: A Foundation for Student Academic and Life Long Success.
Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Consortium for State Guidance Leadership.
Nationwide experience over the last 20 years strongly suggests that state and local education agencies must work together to establish a common vision, standards, and common expectations--a framework--for their comprehensive guidance and counseling programs. This document presents a framework that brings together the basic elements to develop, implement, and evaluate comprehensive guidance and counseling programs in local school districts. It provides a comprehensive approach to guidance and counseling that reaches one hundred percent of the student population in a school district. It is based on the premise that guidance is an integral part of the total educational system of a school and is integrated into all programs of the school district. The connection between student accountability and success and guidance/counseling programs is explored. An overview of standards for guidance and counseling programs is provided, and standards are discussed in regard to their benefits to school districts. Then the standards for program content, program structure, program delivery, and program evaluation are listed and explained. Finally, a program content definition and description are provided. Appendix I is "National Consortium Framework, Standards and Definition"; Appendix II is "A Matrix of Standards, Guidelines, Competencies, and Student Outcomes." (MKA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Consortium for State Guidance Leadership.