ERIC Number: ED353254
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Oregon School Counselor Study.
Oregon State Board of Education, Salem.
School counselors are expected to play a vital role in reforms called for in the Oregon Educational Act for the 21st Century (HB 3565). A study was designed to develop a profile of school counselors which includes information about their current job responsibilities, expected responsibilities in the future school reform context, training needs, and overall concerns/reactions to HB 3565. Only 30 percent of the counselors surveyed (N=812) think that their current caseloads are satisfactory; most think that caseloads are too high, making it difficult for counselors to respond to the additional demands inherent in implementation of HB 3565. Respondents see their greatest needs for training in the areas of student motivation problems, providing work-based opportunities and internships, counseling on family problems, applying Oregon school law, and dealing with psychological problems of students and families. Additional findings include: (1) a great majority of counselors are satisfied with their current positions; (2) further diversity is needed within the counselor pool; (3) a high replacement need exists for school counselors based on projected retirement plans of counselors over the next 10 years; and (4) counselors predict that teachers will be more involved in providing career advising to students in the future under HB 3565. (IAH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oregon State Board of Education, Salem.
Identifiers - Location: Oregon