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Advisory in Urban High Schools: A Study of Expanded Teacher by K. Phillippo

By K. Phillippo

Kate Phillippo evaluates the perform of getting academics additionally function advisors, tasked with offering social-emotional help to scholars. via an in-depth survey of teacher-advisors at 3 diversified city excessive colleges, she examines different ways that advisors interpret and perform the position and the results for college kids.

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Most strikingly, this introductory text presented a vignette in which a teacher (Laura) learns that a student of hers (Sarah) was about to initiate a sexual relationship with a boyfriend. The authors raised important questions about the teachers’ social-emotional support role: What should Laura do? Should she talk to Sarah’s parents? . Should she take it upon herself to provide birth control information to Sarah? Should she counsel Sarah about the need to avoid a physical relationship? Should she involve the school counseling staff?

While Comer’s SDP (described above, 1995) specified what teachers do (as well as the structures and colleagues that scaffold their work) in providing social-emotional support, most documents that included references to teachers providing social-emotional 36 / advisory in urban high schools support did not offer this high level of detail. We rated, on a 5-point scale, each document’s specificity about the sorts of activities teachers would perform, how those activities related to student needs, or schools’ broader efforts to meet those needs.

142), like relationships that occur between family members or close friends. Student-teacher relationships, by Labaree’s definition, also retain qualities of secondary role relationships (like that between cashier and customer), which exist for the sole purpose of getting business done. By these terms, teachers’ relationships with their students exist for the sole purpose of producing academic achievement (and other student actions and attitudes believed to support it). To meet this end, however, the student-teacher relationship mixes the two types of relationship together in what Labaree calls a “complicated role environment” (p.

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