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ERIC Number: ED316372
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jan
Pages: 27
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Rural Counseling Perspectives on Proposed Statewide Changes in Guidance and Counseling Programs.
Loesch-Griffin, Deborah A.; And Others
A 1988-89 statewide survey of 244 Nevada counselors examined the differences between rural and urban counselors in perceiving five imperatives through which counselors can contribute to educational improvement. These are: (1) providing an increased emphasis on learning and cognition; (2) diffusing guidance and counseling throughout the curriculum; (3) incorporating life-career planning in counseling; (4) planning for professional renewal; and (5) implementing ongoing assessment of personal and program effectiveness. Respondents' opinions about the proposed statewide changes in counseling were also examined. The instrument included 66 items regarding: (1) professional activities; frequency of developmental guidance and counseling elements in the schools' programs; (2) allocation of time; (3) counselors' beliefs regarding the goals of guidance and counseling programs; and (4) the degree to which such goals are supported by their schools' programs. The results suggest that rural counselors and urban counselors differ significantly on all measures of these variables. Urban counselors had greater access to opportunities for professional development, but experienced greater pressure regarding the types of peripheral duties they must assume in their roles as counselors. Rural counselors had inadequate resources to offer comprehensive programs or to obtain additional training, but they often have less complex work situations and more contact with students and teachers. (ALL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nevada