ERIC Number: ED249017
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-May
Reference Count: 0
An Assessment of the Need for Elementary School Counsellors in a Small, Rural British Columbia School District.
Emerson, Robert C.
To assess the need for elementary school counselors, 75 superintendents of school districts thoughout the province as well as 200 elementary school parents, 80 teachers, 4 principals, and 200 students from a small, rural school district in the British Columbia interior were surveyed using self-report questionnaires. The assessment provided information regarding the types of counseling programs and the levels of service offered throughout the province, and focused especially on small, rural school districts. Both qualitative and quantitative data were analyzed focusing upon perceptions of needs, assessment of current local service levels, possibilities for improving service levels, and provincial service level norms, in relation to elementary school counseling. Superintendents indicated a wide range of types of levels of services offered by school districts throughout the province of British Columbia. Parents and teachers indicated they perceived a need for a counseling service provided by their small, rural school district. Students indicated neither a strong need nor lack of need for a counseling service. (Author/BRR)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Educational Research Inst. of British Columbia, Vancouver.
Identifiers: British Columbia
Note: Master's Thesis, University of Victoria, British Columbia.