ERIC Number: ED480381
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Aug
High School Guidance Counseling. E.D. Tabs.
Parsad, B.; Alexander, D.; Farris, E.; Hudson, L.; Greene, B.
Recent literature on school counseling has focused on the need for new directions for school counseling and redefined roles for school counselors. However, since the 1984 supplement to the High School and Beyond (HS&B) survey, no national data have been collected to describe guidance counseling programs and activities. To help address this lack of current information, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) conducted a survey on high school guidance counseling in spring 2002 for the Office of Vocational and Adult Education, U.S. Department of Education. The survey, conducted through the NCES Fast Response Survey System (FRSS), provides a description of public high school guidance programs, activities, and staff in 2002. This E.D. Tab report summarizes findings for all public high schools in the 2002 FRSS survey and the 1984 supplement to HS&B. Findings for schools in the FRSS survey are also presented by the following school characteristics: enrollment size, locale, percentage of college-bound students, and number of vocational courses offered per 100 students. This executive summary presents highlights of findings for all public high schools and compares results from the FRSS survey and the supplement to HS&B concerning program goals, written plans, and selected guidance activities. Three appendixes contain the research methodology, the FRSS Survey Instrument, and selected items from the 1984 supplement to the HS&B survey. (Contains 11 references and 20 tables.) (GCP)
Descriptors: Counselor Role, Guidance Programs, High Schools, Program Descriptions, Public Schools, School Counseling, School Counselors, Surveys, Tables (Data)
National Center for Education Statistics, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education, 1990 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20006. For full text: http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2003/2003015.pdf.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.; Institute of Education Sciences (ED), Washington, DC.