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ERIC Number: ED131356
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Function and Role of the School Counselor in Urban Schools: A Survey.
Brown, Frank
This study examined the views of students, parents, and teachers in three urban middle schools and one elementary school regarding important elements of the school counseling function. Respondents completed a questionnaire with a Likert-type scale, ranging from 0 to 7, on which they rated the importance of several counseling functions such as: Should the parent approve his/her child's program of study? Should the counselor assist students with course selection? Should the counselor handle discipline problems? Generally, all respondents felt that counselors should take an active role in planning a student's program of study and career direction. However, all respondents felt that counselors should not be involved with discipline. The author suggests that urban parents, students and teachers are not aware that school counselors, in selecting a student's program of study, tracking students by ability, and selecting career tracks for students, often give poor advice to black students, assigning disproportionate numbers of black students to inferior learning environments. It is suggested that there is little likelihood of parents, students and teacher support in altering the current racist counseling process. (Author/KS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, California, April 19-23, 1976)