Open Access Graduate Research Paper
In this research article three major components of an effective advisor/advisee program are discussed. The purposes for establishing an advisory program include providing an easier transition from elementary to high school, focusing on the emotional, social, and physical development of young adolescents, and providing consistent, caring, and continuous adult guidance through the organization of a supportive and stable peer group. The benefits of an effective program are numerous. Social and emotional support are provided to all students. Improved student/teacher relationships, increased decision making skills, greater collaboration and sharing of ideas, and an enhancement of community service projects are benefits that have been experienced. Factors to be considered in implementing an advisory program vary from staff development to evaluation to grouping of students. Advisor responsibilities discussed include facilitating, conferencing, establishing a sense of security, recognizing advisee's problems and providing information. A final recommendation stresses the need for continually changing advisory programs to help meet the needs of middle level students.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Division of Middle School/Junior High School Education
Donna H. Schumacher
Sharon E. Smaldino
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©1996 Denny L. Perry
Perry, Denny L., "The purposes, benefits, and implementation of an effective advisor / advisee program" (1996). Graduate Research Papers. 3098.