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ERIC Number: ED561615
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 119
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-3034-2958-3
Implementing the Massachusetts Model for Comprehensive School Counseling Programs: A Case Study Examining MARC Award Recipients
Salas, Kathryn
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Northeastern University
Post secondary education is essential to success. To ensure that students who graduate from high school are prepared to make informed decisions about their life after high school, they need to be explicitly taught career development skills. These skills should be part of a comprehensive, results-based, developmentally appropriate comprehensive school counseling program (CSCP), such as Massachusetts' version of the ASCA National Model, the MA Model. Using the theories that comprise the MA Model: Gysbers and Henderson's comprehensive guidance model, Johnson and Johnson's results-based model and Myrick's developmental guidance model, this case study explored the process by which four school counselors, who had achieved the MARC (Massachusetts Accountability Report Card) of Excellence Award were able to reflect on and report their efforts to implement the MA Model. Data collection consisted of individual interviews and artifacts. Data analysis revealed three key findings: (a) CSCP is a planned, proactive comprehensive part of the child's education, (b) school counselor responsibilities and expectations can facilitate or inhibit CSCP implementation and (c) accountability is an essential component of an effective CSCP. The data provided useful insight into the barriers and opportunities of school counselors who were implementing the MA Model. The findings illustrate the need for school counselors to provide proactive and programmatic services that produce positive outcomes for all students. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts