ERIC Number: ED463479
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Mar
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Factors Contributing to Difficulties Operationalizing Comprehensive School Counseling Programs: A Quantitative Study.
Downs, L. L.; Udow, G.; Stevenson, M.; Parres-Sampson, L.; Mitchell, G.; McMaster, S.; DeWitt, K.
Recent movements within school counseling have sought to define the duties of school counselors. A study of regional Southern California schools, which have the highest student to counselor ratios in the nation, reveals that the predominate barrier to development of comprehensive, results-based counseling programs has been cognitive rather than circumstantial. This study offers insights into the need for a paradigm shift in order to achieve school counselors' goals of gaining status as indispensable to schools. (Contains 18 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Counseling Association (New Orleans, LA, March 22-26, 2002).