ERIC Number: ED486509
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Sep
Helping Students Make Good Decisions and Act on Them: The Real Meaning of Guidance and Advisement
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB)
The take-home message about guidance and advisement from the 2005 High Schools That Work Staff Development Conference is that students should begin early to think about career and educational aspirations and to determine the level of effort and the educational preparation needed to meet those goals. Students should have an adult mentor at school to work with them and their parents in planning a program of study for high school and beyond to help them achieve their goals. When students receive help in exploring careers and planning programs of study that open vistas of opportunity, they are more likely to view school as meaningful now and in the future. High Schools That Work (HSTW) recommends that high schools implement a teacher-adviser system to ensure that all students and their parents receive information and advice about the need for students to take courses that will lead to higher achievement.
Descriptors: High School Students, Academic Aspiration, Academic Achievement, Career Education, Educational Objectives, Academic Advising, Career Guidance, Faculty Development
Southern Regional Education Board, 592 10th St. N.W., Atlanta, GA 30318-5776. Tel: 404-875-9211.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: Students; Counselors
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.