ERIC Number: ED469352
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Best Practices for School Counseling in Connecticut:Counselor Competencies, Model Job Description and Evaluation Guidelines.
Connecticut Association for Counselor Education and Supervision.; Connecticut School Counselor Association.; Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford.
This document represents the latest collaborative effort between the Connecticut School Counselor Association (CSCA), the Connecticut Association of Counselor Educators and Supervisors (CACES) and the Connecticut State Department of Education. This document delineates best practices for establishing a comprehensive school counseling program and provides direction to school districts as they develop standards in the areas of school counselor competencies, role definition for school counselors, and the evaluation of school counselors and school counseling programs. The document is based on the Connecticut Comprehensive School Counseling Program, published in the spring of 2000, and integrates the program standards with counselor competencies and evaluation standards. A model job description is provided to define appropriate functions and responsibilities of school counselors. School counselors and administrators are encouraged to collaborate in implementing this model that will assist school districts in their mission to prepare all students to meet high academic standards and to become productive and contributing members of society in the 21st century. Standards-based, comprehensive school counseling programs have been shown in a variety of studies to produce major benefits for students, schools, families and communities. It is hoped that this companion document to the Connecticut Comprehensive School Counseling Program will provide additional guidance in implementing comprehensive school counseling models in Connecticut schools. (Contains 26 references.) (GCP)
Descriptors: Competence, Comprehensive Guidance, Comprehensive Programs, Counselor Evaluation, Counselor Role, Educational Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education, Models, Program Development, School Counseling, School Counselors, Standards
For full text: http://www.state.ct.us/sde/deps/special/BestPractices.pdf.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Connecticut Association for Counselor Education and Supervision.; Connecticut School Counselor Association.; Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford.
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut