ERIC Number: ED204667
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Counseling Program Study for the San Mateo City School District 1979-80.
Wehmeyer, Lillian B.
An investigation of junior high school counseling programs was conducted to examine existing counseling services and consider possible alternatives and future evaluation. Traditional counseling programs in four junior high schools and a differentiated-staff model in a fifth school were analyzed. Data were collected from surveys, daily work records, and case study reports of most/least successful counseling relationships. Surveys were completed by 161 teachers and teacher-advisors, 450 students, 88 parents, and 9 counselors. Counselors and teacher-advisors also contributed 116 most/least successful case studies and daily word records of 2,200 contacts. The data analysis suggested four major conclusions: (1) counseling and guidance programs were identified as very important services; (2) counselors spent most of their time working with others and meeting with students; (3) greater differences among traditional counseling programs existed than between the traditional programs and the differentiated-staff program; and (4) academic concerns were a focal point of the counseling program. (Although geographically specific, this evaluation could serve as a model for similar counseling program evaluations.) (NRB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: San Mateo City School District, CA.
Identifiers - Location: California