ERIC Number: ED150477
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-May
Reference Count: 0
Secondary Counselors' Perceptions of Role and Function of Guidance Service Delivery to Mainstreamed, Educable Mentally Retarded Pupils.
Cousins, Althea L.
This study explores the current delivery system of counseling services to mainstreamed educable mentally retarded students by secondary school counselors as a result of a state mandate and examines the present perceptions held by secondary counselors regarding their services to these pupils. Focusing on the counselor's preparation, background training, performance and perceptions toward counseling educable mentally retarded pupils and their needs, it draws implications from these findings for improving local training programs for counselors of educable mentally retarded pupils, and proposes a plan for the improvement and development of guidance services for the educable mentally retarded. The study encompasses a stratified sampling of 116 certified Philadelphia public secondary school counselors assigned to service educable mentally retarded pupils. The data indicated that secondary school counselors both understand and participate in the implementation of the mainstreaming concept while providing necessary guidance services to educable mentally retarded pupils. Counselors made salient recommendations which indicate that current in-service training and staff development is definitely needed. (Author/PFS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, Walden University ; Best copy available