ERIC Number: ED401513
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Guidance in Secondary Schools. Interchange Series, No. 41.
Howieson, Cathy; Semple, Sheila
A 2-year study to explore guidance needs and the effectiveness of provision in Scotland was commissioned in 1993. The research focused on a limited number of schools contrasting in size, school roll, and type of location. Six schools across 4 regions participated in the research, involving a total of 1,072 subjects. The project used interviews, group discussions and questionnaires with teachers, staff, students, parents, and key informants in order to examine the operation of guidance as a whole in these schools and to conduct specific studies of guidance in the upper school and of parents' views of guidance overall. It was found that there was strong support among pupils, parents, and teachers for the guidance system and for its aim of providing guidance for all pupils, but all three groups also felt that, in practice, guidance concentrated on meeting the needs of a minority of problem students. (TS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Scottish Office Education and Industry Dept., Edinburgh. Research and Intelligence Unit.
Authoring Institution: Scottish Council for Research in Education, Edinburgh.
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Scotland)