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ERIC Number: EJ1084981
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1096-2409
The Voices of School Counselors: Essential Characteristics of School Counselor Leaders
Young, Anita; Dollarhide, Colette T.; Baughman, Amber
Professional School Counseling, v19 n1 p36-45 2015-2016
The majority of school counselor leadership studies focus on quantitative data. The current study contributes to the limited qualitative research surrounding school counselor leadership. The analysis of an open-ended statement from a national study gives voice to school counselor perceptions about leadership characteristics pertinent to the profession. Five themes emerged from the findings: leadership attributes, relationship attributes, communication and collaboration, exemplary program design, and advocacy. The themes align with characteristics previously identified in the school counseling literature.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Secondary Education; High Schools; Middle Schools; Junior High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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