ERIC Number: ED083501
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Aug
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The Role of Montana Secondary School Counselors as Perceived by Selected Reference Groups.
Dasinger, James F.
The purpose of this study was to investigate the ways in which the occupational behaviors of Montana secondary school counselors are complementary to, or in conflict with, the expectancies of their various publics. In this study the counselors and their various publics (counselor-educators, school administrators, teachers, students, parents) were asked to indicate what functions counselors were actually performing and then indicate whether the counselor should or should not ideally perform this function. This study revealed that there are many counselor-role functions which are perceived by the counselor's publics, and in many instances by the counselors themselves, as not being adequately fulfilled. The interviews indicated that in most cases this is not due to the counselor being inadequately prepared but is attributed to the fact that there are too few counselors available to provide adequate guidance services to the large student populations. (WSK)
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Sponsor: Montana State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, Helena.
Authoring Institution: Montana Univ., Missoula. School of Education.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III