I am very pleased to present this publication Planning the School Guidance Programme which has been prepared in the light of the requirements of sections 9 (c) and 21 of the Education Act 1998. The publication will assist schools greatly in developing their guidance plan as part of the overall School Plan. The writing of Planning the School Guidance Programme was co-ordinated by the National Centre for Guidance in Education, with inputs from the relevant stakeholders. I am most grateful to all who contributed to this work for their effort and commitment to the task.
Post Primary Education
The aim of this guide is to facilitate school management and staff in developing a policy on the use of assessment instruments in schools. Assessment instruments include achievement/attainment, ability and diagnostic tests.
This article offers a practical tool to support guidance counsellors in their responsibility to manage ethical aspects of their work. That tool consists of a procedure to formalise the making of ethical decisions. First, the nature of a profession and issues of statutory regulation are considered. Next, the nature of codes of ethics, and the desirability of a formal process for making ethical decisions, are discussed.
Concentration, or the ability to focus effectively on the task at hand while ignoring distractions, is vital for success in all areas of life – whether on the sports field or in the classroom. Unfortunately, as focusing techniques are not normally taught in school, many students lack insight into the strengths and limitations of their concentration systems.