ERIC Number: EJ710401
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Feb-1
Reference Count: 14
A Descriptive Study of Urban School Counseling Programs
Holcomb-McCoy, Cheryl; Mitchell, Natasha
Professional School Counseling, v8 n3 p203 Feb 2005
A descriptive study was implemented to determine how urban school counselors adhere to the Gysbers and Henderson (2000) and Myrick (1993) models of school counseling programs. One hundred and two counselors in six urban centers (New York; Newark, NJ; Philadelphia; Washington, DC; Trenton, NJ," and Baltimore) completed the Urban School Counselor Questionnaire. The results indicated that urban school counselors participate in typical school counseling activities (e.g., counseling, consulting, coordinating) as prescribed by Gysbers and Henderson and Myrick. The participants in this study (i.e., urban school counselors) perceived low family functioning and academic achievement among the most prevalent issues in urban schools.
Descriptors: Urban Schools, School Counselors, School Counseling, Counseling Techniques, Student Needs, Academic Achievement, Family Environment
American School Counselors Association, 1101 King St., Suite 625, Alexandria, VA 22314. Web site: http://www.schoolcounselor.org.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York