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ERIC Number: ED084064
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Feb
Pages: 13
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Use of Counseling in Rural High Schools.
Pratt, Anne Bennett
The purpose of this study was to provide more understanding of counseling situations in a sample of Alabama high schools. The hypothesis was that the use of counseling services and the student rating of their helpfulness is directly related to the caliber of the counseling provided and the goal orientations and background of the students. The sample consisted of students in the public high schools in 4 counties in Northeast Alabama. Data were collected by a student questionnaire and a questionnaire mailed to each school's principal. Relevant characteristics of the school and counseling programs included school size, student referral system, counselor training, and time commitment. The student questionnaires provided information on sex, curriculum, father's education, and educational and occupational expectations. Major findings included (1) a sizeable number of the students in rural schools are not utilizing counseling services, (2) students in a college preparatory curriculum receive more attention than vocationally-oriented students, and (3) more emphasis is needed on vocational counseling. (PS)
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