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ERIC Number: ED289096
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Counselor Adequacy in Special Education.
Lusk, Pamula J.; And Others
The law has mandated the inclusion of handicapped children in all appropriate programs of public education, including school counseling programs. A lack of preparation in the area of special education on the part of the school counselor could decrease the effectiveness of school counseling for handicapped students. A study was conducted to survey the amount of contact counselors had with exceptional students, the relationship between self-perceived counselor effectiveness and special education background, and the willingness of counselors to seek additional training in special education in order to feel more effective. Questionnaires addressing these issues were completed by 91 high school counselors. The results revealed that the majority of respondents were not working with significant numbers of special education students. Counselors who reported feeling adequately prepared to work with these students were as likely to have taken one or more special education courses as were those who did not feel adequately prepared. Almost one-half of the respondents indicated they would not be interested in taking special education coursework to increase their effectiveness in working with exceptional students. (NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A