ERIC Number: ED214087
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Report of the Task Force on School Counseling and Guidance in Alberta: Planning and Research.
Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.
This document contains a report of a task force formed to evaluate the adequacy and quality of school guidance and counseling programs and services in Alberta, Canada. Although geographically specific, this material could be used in other evaluation efforts. The origins of the study are reviewed, followed by a description of the methodologies chosen by the task force. Findings are reported from a validation sample of Alberta Educational Administrators and trustees who gave firm endorsement to eight assumptions underlying school guidance and counseling programs. Other findings are reported from a survey sample, (N=18,000) representative of students, parents, teachers, principals, counselors, trustees, employers, and Alberta Education Officials and central office administrators, who rated the importance of various services provided by school guidance and counseling programs. An index of adequacy computed for all services and all schools is presented and school visitation data are discussed. Conclusions about the adequacy and quality of services are given along with 23 recommendations of the task force. The appendices contain survey forms and responses, background papers, letters, interview forms, data collection forms, average adequacy indices, and services rated as shared and school responsibilities. (NRB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.
Identifiers - Location: Canada