Yu characteristics of guidance program

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Yu characteristics of guidance program

  1. 1. Characteristics of Guidance Program
  2. 2. Results-based • Is designed to guarantee that all students acquire the competencies to become 'successful in school and to make a successful transition from school to higher education, to employment or to a combination of higher education and work.” (Johnson & Johnson, 2003, p. 181)
  3. 3. Standards-based • The standards address program content and the knowledge, attitudes, and skill competencies that all students will develop as a result of participating in a school counseling program. (Campbell & Dahir, 1997, p. 3)
  4. 4. Data-driven
  5. 5. Developmental • Provides developmentally appropriate instruction and services in three domains: academic, career, and personal/social. “They are developmental in that guidance activities are conducted on a regular, planned, and systematic basis to assist students to achieve competencies.
  6. 6. • Although immediate and crisis needs of students are to be met, a major focus of a developmental program is to provide all students with experiences to help them grow and develop.” (Gysbers & Henderson, 2000, p. 26)
  7. 7. • establish goals, expectations, support systems and experiences for all students. They provide the rationale for school counselors, school administrators, faculty, parents or guardians, businesses and the community to engage in conversations about expectations for students’ academic success and the role of counseling programs in enhancing student learning.
  8. 8. Comprehensive • focus on what all students, from prekindergarten through 12th grade, should know, understand and be able to do in these three domain areas: academic, career and personal/social. • The emphasis is on academic success for every student, not just those students who are motivated, supported and ready to learn.
  9. 9. Preventive in Design • The purpose of the school counseling program is to impart specific skills and learning opportunities in a proactive, preventive manner, ensuring all students can achieve school success through academic, career and personal/social development experiences.
  10. 10. North Wasco County SD 21 Comprehensive Guidance Program • Address the needs of all students. • Be an integral part of the instructional program and total educational experience • Include structured activities based upon the needs of each student, including preventative, developmental, and remedial services.
  11. 11. • Provide accountability and continuous improvement through annual review of student progress and program and • staff evaluation • Include appropriate professional development for all staff to maintain a quality program. • Depend upon the support and collaboration of administrators, teachers and other school personnel, student and the community • Be coordinated by licensed school counselors.
  12. 12. Source: • Rhode Island Framework for Comprehensive K-12 School Counseling Programs, 2005, p. 2 • ASCA National Model

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