ERIC Number: ED429241
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Jul
Texas School Counseling and Guidance Programs. Case Studies Report.
Texas Education Agency, Austin. Div. of Research and Evaluation.
This report is the third part of a policy research study of the counselor's role in Texas schools. It was conducted as a follow up on a key finding from a previous study, which led to the recommendation that counselors be relieved of extraneous duties in order to concentrate on guidance and counseling services to students. Case studies of 21 schools relating the role of the counselor to the broader educational context is presented. Specific data on actual counseling and guidance programs and practices is summarized or included along with data on the needs of students, counselors, other school staff, parents, and community members. Individual interviews and focus groups were used. The Texas Education Agency (TEA) Comprehensive Model developed in another part of this overall study was introduced so that participants could analyze the model in relationship to counseling and guidance in their schools. The model consists of four components: (1) guidance curriculum; (2) responsive services; (3) individual planning; (4) system support. The methodology is presented, and case studies are presented for elementary, middle or junior high school, high school, and multilevel schools. Interview protocols are appended. (EMK)
Descriptors: Counseling, Counselor Role, Elementary Secondary Education, Prevention, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, School Counselors, School Guidance, State Programs, Student Development
Texas Education Agency, Publication Distribution, P.O. Box 13817, Austin, TX 78711-3817 ($11).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin. Div. of Research and Evaluation.
Identifiers - Location: Texas