What difference can good counseling make?. The Role of Guidance Counselors in Creating Opportunities for Students Pedro A. Noguera, Ph.D. Steinhardt School of Education New York University. The challenge:. Achieving Excellence and Equity Closing the achievement gap
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The Role of Guidance Counselors in Creating Opportunities for Students
Pedro A. Noguera, Ph.D.
Steinhardt School of Education
New York University
Encourage students to take challenging courses
Connect students with opportunities, resources, mentors, etc.
Advocates - Help students in developing relationships with influential adults
Discourage students from taking rigorous courses
Form early judgments about students based on past performance and behavior
Act as judges and enforcers - Hold students accountable without helping them to learn from mistakesBridge Builders vs. Gate Keepers
Address the factors contributing to perceived risks and problematic behavior
One counselor to several hundred students
Scheduling and programming
College counseling limited to seniors
Counselors train staff to serve as advisors
Counselors devise workshops on college for groups of students 6 - 12
Counselors develop programs to meet student needs
Counselors work with parents to inform them of options for studentsIV. A New Approach to Utilizing Counselors in Efforts to Close the Gap