ERIC Number: ED173710
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Guidance Services in Canadian Schools.
Bedal, Carl L.
The aims, objectives, practices, and future of school guidance programs in each of the 10 Canadian provinces, the Yukon, and the Northwest Territories are explored. Department of education officials and superintendents of education most responsible for school guidance services were questioned in interviews covering six areas of concern, lasting from two to six hours. After the interview, each official completed a 25-item questionnaire. Both interview and questionnaire items concerned the aims of guidance, activities, counselor training, relationships between counselors and other school personnel, current issues, and the future of school guidance. Results indicated that: (1) counselor training was a low priority; (2) counselors were taking little initiative in providing special education, services for native and immigrant students, and job placement; (3) guidance practices vary from province to province; (4) guidance and counseling training was recommended for all teachers; (5) "guidance" and "guidance services" were preferred terms for describing the services for which the officials were responsible; and (6) strong interest in a national seminar for guidance directors was expressed. (Author/HLM)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrators, Counselor Role, Definitions, Educational Counseling, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Guidance Objectives, Guidance Programs, Interprofessional Relationship, Surveys
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ontario Dept. of Education, Toronto.
Authoring Institution: Ontario Inst. for Studies in Education, Toronto.
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