ERIC Number: ED203235
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Aug
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Counselor's Perceptions of the Importance and the Performance of Expected Role Responsibilities, in Compliance with the 1979 New Jersey State Code 6:3 - 1.21.
Sheehan, William J., Jr.
The goals and purposes of a school influence the nature of guidance services within an educational system. To assist New Jersey school districts with the definition of role responsibilities of school guidance counselors, counseling staff members were surveyed. Results indicated that most counselors were willing to: (1) plan and implement a counseling program in accordance with school policy; (2) counsel students; (3) identify individual needs; (4) act as consultants; and (5) coordinate referrals. Counselors were less willing to organize student activities, implement standardized testing or program development activities, or perform administrative or clerical tasks. Elementary counselors were unwilling to assist with the instructional placement of the child, although junior and senior high school counselors were willing to perform this responsibility. Findings suggest that the professional capabilities of counselors should be recognized and used wisely by administrators. (JAC)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Compliance (Legal), Counseling Services, Counselor Attitudes, Counselor Role, Elementary Secondary Education, Occupational Information, Professional Recognition, Pupil Personnel Services, Role Perception, School Counselors, School Responsibility, State School District Relationship
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: New Jersey