ERIC Number: ED433492
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Apr-21
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School Reform and the School Counselor: Restructuring for the 21st Century.
Stickel, Sue A.
This study is designed to gauge the impact that school reform and restructuring is having on the functions of school counselors. It explores how school counselors will work as the new century begins, and projects how changes in roles and responsibilities may impact school counselor training programs. The Delphi research method was used to forecast future trends among counselors in schools affiliated with the Coalition of Essential Schools. Preliminary results indicate school reform has caused school counselors to become more involved in collaborative efforts, to use more technology, and to work more toward career preparation and professional development. Reform measures do not seem to be allowing counselors to be more involved with group work. Traditional issues such as caseload volume, the amount of paperwork, and the addition of nonguidance responsibilities continue to be of concern. (Contains 11 references and a copy of the second questionnaire, which was used to evaluate professionals' work roles, opinions of school reform/restructuring efforts, and speculations on the future of school counselors. (JDM)
Descriptors: Counseling Effectiveness, Counselor Role, Delphi Technique, Educational Change, Educational Practices, Educational Trends, Effective Schools Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Organizational Effectiveness, Professional Development, Questionnaires, Research and Development, Research Methodology, School Counseling, School Counselors, School Restructuring, Theory Practice Relationship
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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