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ERIC Number: EJ1068285
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 34
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1554-2998
The Increasing Need for Quality Alternative Education--A School Counselor's Perspective
Howell, Scott L.; Laws, R. Dwight; Bryant, Russell; Williams, Ellen
Journal of School Counseling, v3 n3 2005
This study focuses on the secondary counselor perspective for students using alternative credit programs, e.g., independent study, evening classes, and summer school, to complement the high school educational experience. Three hundred high school counselors throughout the United States participated in this research that examined "which" types of students most benefited from these "other" curriculum sources and some of the reasons "why." This study also profiled the characteristics of successful alternative education programs. These findings promise to better inform counselors, school administrators, curricular specialists, providers, and students' themselves about the role alternative education is increasingly having within the secondary schools.
Journal of School Counseling. Montana State University, College of Education, Health and Human Development, P.O. Box 172940, Bozeman, MT 59717. Tel: 406-994-4133; Fax: 406-994-1854; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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