ERIC Number: ED159519
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Counselor Retrenchment: Implications for the Black Community.
Mims, George L.
During the late sixties and early seventies, many school districts and educational institutions appointed Blacks and other minorities to various positions of responsibility. For the most part, the positions were designed to assist students who were poor and disadvantaged and who would require supportive interventions in order to succeed in an educational setting. However, in the past two to three years, many of these positions have been retrenched, transferred, or simply not funded. This study was designed to assess the impact and trends of retrenchment and its effect upon guidance and student personnel practitioners in school districts and institutions of higher education in New York State. A questionnaire composed of 17 short answer items was mailed to 270 individuals who were listed as members of the New York State Association of Non-White Concerns. The results indicate that the range of the retrenchment phenomenon is wide and will significantly affect the counseling profession and the Black community. Issues are suggested for further exploration. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Conference of the New York State Personnel and Guidance Association for the Division of Non-White Concerns (Grossinger's, New York, Fall, 1977)