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ERIC Number: ED449425
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Feb
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
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Post Training Needs of Urban School Counselors.
Henderson, Phyllis
The post-training needs of school counselors employed in urban settings were investigated in this study. A questionnaire was completed by a total of 275 school counselors from 9 urban school districts in Ohio. The top four post-training needs reported by the school counselors were the desire for training in counseling students who: (1) consistently earn failing grades; (2) refuse to take responsibility for their actions; (3) have poor self esteem; and (4) have a problem getting along with others. Counselors also would like to understand the circumstances and needs of the students and their families. Several recommendations are given for school counselors in urban settings. These include: (1) training counselors to understand the interplay of race, culture, poverty, and discrimination with academic learning and motivation; (2) training in skills that focus on working with severe problematic behaviors and attitudes; and (3) training in the referral, consulting, coordination, and collaborating processes to extend the availability of services to students and families. Urban school counselors need role models, mentors, and supervisors who know how to identify and utilize the resources that can be found in their communities. (JDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Ohio