ERIC Number: ED347477
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Action-Oriented Research: Promoting School Counselor Advocacy and Accountability. ERIC Digest.
Allen, Jackie M.
There are numerous benefits to be gained by the school counselor who chooses to do action-oriented research. Program evaluation and planning are facilitated through the use of measurable student outcomes obtained through action-oriented research. Collaborative research efforts are made possible by data gained through action-oriented research. Practical action-oriented research is the basis for proactive public relations for school counselors and school counseling. School counselor efficacy is enhanced by action-oriented research which documents the value, effectiveness, and necessity of school counseling programs. Action-oriented research may serve as the basis for grant applications and legislative efforts to improve and expand school counseling programs or mandate K-12 developmental school counseling. Research is a proactive professiona activity which will contribute to the accountability, advocacy, and advancement of school counseling. (ABL)
Descriptors: Counselor Role, Elementary Secondary Education, Research Methodology, Research Needs, School Counseling, School Counselors
ERIC/CAPS, 2108 School of Education, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1259.
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Counseling and Personnel Services, Ann Arbor, MI.