ERIC Number: ED335625
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Functions of the School Counselor.
Increased functions of counselors has truly professionalized their roles in the school setting. The counselor needs to be highly trained and educated for the position. Continuous inservice education is necessary. Additional course work toward an advanced degree at a properly accredited university is a must. Engaging in research endeavors and consuming results from carefully designed experimental and descriptive surveys aid in updating the work of counselors. Reading professional literature applicable to the profession increases skills of school counselors. Attending professional meetings and conventions brings the latest in techniques, procedures, and approaches to counselors. Numerous means are available for counselors to stay current and abreast of developments in the profession. Counselors need to be flexible and open to new professional ideas within their profession. School counselors need to be competent in: (1) career education and curriculum; (2) effective communication skills; (3) group counseling procedures; (4) learners becoming increasingly capable of understanding the self; (5) evaluation procedures to determine quality in the counseling program; (6) assistance given to actual and potential dropouts; (7) aid provided to students failing in school; (8) post-high school information provided to students; and (9) help given to high school dropouts who can work in the direction of completing General Educational Development (GED) requirements. (ABL)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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