Pre-K Comprehensive Program for Advising and Counseling Services

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Pre-K Comprehensive Program for Advising and Counseling Services: Miami Dade County and Hillsborough County School Districts "The mission of school counseling is to provide a developmental and systematic comprehensive program that ensures academic, personal, social, and career development and achievement for all students," as such contemporary counselors have a lot on their plates (Rogers et al. 2011 p 8). Whereas counseling services were once thought of as necessary outside of vocational counseling, today's educational environments posit that counseling services are crucial to the academic, personal, and career success of today's students. Thus, the Miami-Dade and Hillsborough County School Districts have placed great importance on the role of the counselor, but there is still room for improvement in order to get to that ideal atmosphere where counselors can best help direct the lives of their students. Counseling in schools has developed immensely over the past few centuries. The role of the guidance counselor has developed dramatically since it was first established as a necessity in schools. Counseling began in the late 1800s, originally limited to vocational guidance and advice giving from teachers who took on dual roles (Schimmel 2008). The research explains it was "an outcome of the American public school's response to the Industrial Revolution, the vocational counselor was often a teacher who inherited the position of counselor along with a list of duties to

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