ERIC Number: ED479947
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Aug-7
Shaping the Future: Collaborative Opportunities for School Administrators and School Counselors.
Williamson, Ronald D.; Broughton, Elizabeth; Hobson, Suzanne
This study stems from and builds upon an earlier project that involved aspiring school counselors and school leaders in a cross-discipline project to learn about the differing roles, legal, philosophical and ethical expectations for each group, and approaches to collaboration. During this earlier project, a series of seminars was held to engage these two groups in working collaboratively to identify problems of practice issues they expected to face as they began their new career. The current study was designed to investigate the degree of similarity and difference in the perspectives of middle and high school counselors and school leaders in one Midwestern state with regard to the major points of conflict identified in the study. This study also sought to identify strategies employed by school leaders and school counselors to minimize points of conflict and maximize collaboration. The study found significant differences between school counselors and school administrators on several of the educational issues, including collaboration and conflict, confidentiality, discipline, career development, and teacher certification for school counselors. (Contains 18 references and 5 tables.) (GCP)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Counselors
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented that the Annual Conference of the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration, (57th, Sedona, AZ, August 5-8, 2003).