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ERIC Number: EJ802309
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-1525-1810
From Apprehension to Advocacy: A Q Study into Preservice School Counselors' Attitudes toward Working with Students with Disabilities
Janson, Chris; Miller, Lynne Guillot; Rainey, Steve
Journal of Special Education Leadership, v20 n2 p73-83 Sep 2007
This study investigated the attitudes of school counseling students toward working with students with disabilities. Q methodology was used to develop 43 opinion statements that reflected the attitudes toward providing school counseling services to students with disabilities. Fifty-one school counseling students then sorted these statements. Data analysis identified three types of attitudes toward working with students with disabilities: advocate for systemic change, promoter of social and emotional well-being, and uncertain self-focuser. Implications for how special education administrators and educators might work with preservice and in-service school counselors were explored. (Contains 1 figure.)
Council of Administrators of Special Education. Fort Valley State University, 1005 State University Drive, Fort Valley, GA 31030. Tel: 478-825-7667; Fax: 478-825-7811; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001