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ERIC Number: EJ880401
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Aug
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-1096-2409
Evaluating a Small-Group Counseling Program--A Model for Program Planning and Improvement in the Elementary Setting
Bostick, Dee; Anderson, Ron
Professional School Counseling, v12 n6 p428-433 Aug 2009
School counselors are under increasing pressure to evaluate their programs in a manner consistent with teachers and other educators. A small-group counseling intervention was used by a school counselor as part of a three-level program planning initiative that illustrated best research practices to evaluate program outcomes. Forty-nine third-grade students with social skills deficits participated in a 10-week social skills intervention. Results indicated that children participating in the intervention experienced reduced loneliness and social anxiety as well as improved academic achievement. Implications for school counselors conducting evaluations in a practical and time-efficient manner are discussed. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 3
Audience: Counselors
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A