ERIC Number: ED383974
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Professional Issues in Counseling: Teaching Experience as a Requirement for the Certification of School Counselors.
Smith, Sondra L.
The debate concerning whether school counselors need teaching experience has existed as long as there have been guidance workers in the school. Proponents of teaching experience requirements feel that counselors need teaching experience to adequately learn the functions of the school system and to relate well to other professionals within the school system. Conversely, others maintain that teaching experience is not necessary for school counselors to be effective. Research to this date has found no major differences in the effectiveness of counselors with teaching experience compared to those without teaching experience. In order to effectively resolve the debate, however, the role of the school counselor must be clearly defined. More research on the efficacy of school counselors with or without teaching experience is warranted. (JE)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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