ERIC Number: ED461060
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
A Visit to a Comprehensive Guidance Program That Works: Northside Independent School District, San Antonio, Texas.
Bailey, Mary; Henderson, Patricia; Krueger, Debbie; Williams, Lou
Many educators across the country have expressed interest in visiting a school district where there is an effective and comprehensive guidance program in place. One such program is presented here. The program is detailed in four sections, each with a chapter devoted to the district level, the elementary school level, the middle school level, and the high school level. In the systematic approach to the comprehensive guidance program, the school district provides the context within which the schools operate. The district expresses commitment and provides leadership to the program. But the program functions at the three educational levels and while all schools follow the same counseling program framework, each is different due to student ages, curriculum, and other factors. The elementary school component is the foundation of the structure. The chapter describing this program explains how to begin, the guidance curriculum, individual planning, and other factors. In the middle school program the emphasis is on bridging the elementary and high schools, whereas in the high school, the goal is to help students leave school having developed the responsibility of continuing their own personal, social, emotional, educational, and career development. Program evaluation is highly important and a full chapter is devoted to issues surrounding guidance program evaluation. (RJM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Ancillary School Services, Children, Elementary Secondary Education, Guidance Objectives, Guidance Personnel, Guidance Programs, Models, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Pupil Personnel Services
ERIC/CASS Publications, School of Education, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC 27402. Tel: 800-414-9769 (Toll Free).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Counseling and Student Services, Greensboro, NC.