Counseling Task Force – Seeking Members- Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Adult and Community Learning Services (ACLS)

Counseling Task Force – Seeking Members

February 14, 2011

Counseling Task Force

Adult and Community Learning Services is convening a Task Force on Counseling in ABE to be facilitated by consultant Martha Oesch. The goals of the Counseling Task Force are the following:

  1. to review the goals of counseling in ABE/ESOL programs
  2. to discuss the needs of students for counseling services in an environment where college and career readiness and increasing academic rigor have become critically important to our system, and most importantly, to our students' future success
  3. to make policy recommendations on how counseling should be offered in our programs in the future.

This short-term Task Force will include four 3-hour meetings at Quinsigamond Community College from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the following dates: March 18th, March 25th, April 8th, and April 29th. Your ability to participate in all four meetings is important so that a range of issues can be considered, and recommendations to ACLS will have been fully understood and discussed.

Stipends are available for participants; 12-13 participants are needed from diverse program types and serving diverse student populations. If you are interested in participating in this Task Force, please apply to participate by contacting Martha Oesch directly at 781-438-5593, or at

Thank you for your consideration of this important opportunity to contribute to the future effectiveness of ABE services in Massachusetts.

With Literacy in Mind,

Anne Serino, Massachusetts ABE State Director
Department of Elementary & Secondary Education/ACLS

Last Updated: March 1, 2011

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