ERIC Number: ED288111
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Jun-17
Reference Count: N/A
Development of Strategies for the Preservation of School Counselor Preparation Programs: A Monograph.
Cecil, Jean Houchins; Comas, Robert E.
A project dealing with strategies to preserve school counselor preparation programs, evolving from the work of the Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (SACES) Round Table of Department Heads, is described. Factors involved in what SACES believes may be the demise of school counseling, at least as it is known presently, are declining enrollments along with little student interest in counseling in school settings, lack of administrative support for school counselors, mounting bureaucracy in state departments of education and institutions of higher education, and a siphoning off of faculty into nonschool counseling involvement. A meeting and a workshop of the SACES group are described. From the work of participants at the meeting and workshop these lists were derived and are presented: (1) trends that pose a threat to school counselor preparation programs; (2) summary of action proposals; (3) major concerns by state; (4) strategy building activities; (5) identification of problems, concerns, and needs; (6) needs priorities; (7) priority categories; and (8) suggested solutions. Results of the ranking of five action strategies by workshop participants and American School Counselor Association officers are presented in which curriculum revision was ranked highest. (ABL)
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: American School Counselor Association. Alexandria, VA.
Authoring Institution: N/A