ERIC Number: ED478690
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003
The Role of the Guidance Profession in a Shifting Education System.
Association for Career and Technical Education, Alexandria, VA.
Current economic, industrial, occupational, and social changes in the U.S. are having substantial impact on the academic and career and technical education programs in our public schools. As a result, students and their parents, need assistance in navigating the school system and accessing information so they can make informed decisions about school courses and programs that meet students' individual needs. A significant key to addressing such issues is the implementation of a comprehensive guidance program that serves all students. It is imperative that education leaders and policy makers identify and establish both clear goals and a common language for guidance programs that are designed to help students and their parents effectively deal with these changes as they relate to students' education and preparation for the future. The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) Guidance Task Force has developed this paper to examine new thinking on the role of the guidance profession in a shifting education system and how the guidance profession has an continues to change to meet the needs and expectations of students in the 21st century. (GCP)
Descriptors: Comprehensive Guidance, Counselor Role, Educational Change, Educational Trends, Guidance Programs, Public Schools, Student Needs
For full text: http://www.acteonline.org/policy/legislative_resources/guidance_taskforce.cfm?renderforprint=1
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for Career and Technical Education, Alexandria, VA.