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ERIC Number: ED345191
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Pages: 19
Abstractor: N/A
School Counseling Outcomes and Research.
Perry, Nancy S.
The comprehensive, developmental model of school counseling has gained much favor across the nation among educators. It is now time to assess its effectiveness. Counseling has had difficulty achieving the precision attainable in research in the physical sciences. Because of the intangible nature of many of the variables present in the counseling situation, problems of definitions of terms, criteria selection, measurement, and control are formidable. Consequently, most of the research in counseling has relied on correlational strategies that can elucidate relationships among variables but cannot specify causality. School counselors have an important role in research and evaluation. In this day of accountability it is the counseling outcomes of counseling programs that are on the line. Counselors need to set evaluation as a priority that is essential to the system support. Standards need to be set either locally or by states so that counselors, administrators, and the general public understand what school counseling programs are today. Counselor educators, in turn, need to teach to those standards. Counselor educators, state departments of education, and practicing school counselors must work in concert if school counseling is to be credible as a profession. (ABL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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