ERIC Number: ED429240
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Texas School Counseling and Guidance Programs. Final Study Report.
Texas Education Agency, Austin. Div. of Research and Evaluation.
The availability and quality of counseling was assessed in an effort to define a professional identity for the school counselor that better addresses student needs. Policy implications were also reviewed. Study components are: (1) counselor profile; (2) statewide counselor survey on the role of the counselor; (3) case study of 21 schools relating the role of the counselor to the broader educational context. The shift to comprehensive, developmental, and preventive guidance programs is discussed. Contents of the study include: (1) "Executive Summary"; (2) "Introduction", which provides an overview of Texas guidance policy and the study components; (3) "Counseling and Guidance Programs and Practices", which discusses "Planned, Designed, and Prevention-Oriented Programs,""Program Resources and Organization" that includes a profile of the counselor, supply and demand issues, program implementation and human resources issues, and "Services to Students"; (4) "Summary of Findings"; (5) "Potential Strategies and Policy Initiatives." Appendixes are: (1) "Survey Instrument"; (2) ASCA (American School Counselor Association) (3) "Characteristics of High and Low Performing Counseling Programs." (Contains 20 tables and 5 figures and 50 references.) (EMK)
Descriptors: Counseling, Counselor Role, Elementary Secondary Education, Prevention, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, School Counselors, School Guidance, State Programs, Student Development, Tables (Data)
Texas Education Agency, Publication Distribution, P.O. Box 13817, Austin, TX 78711-3817 ($8).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin. Div. of Research and Evaluation.
Identifiers - Location: Texas