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ERIC Number: EJ880412
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Oct
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-1096-2409
School Counselor Assignment in Secondary Schools
Akos, Patrick; Schuldt, Heidi; Walendin, Meg
Professional School Counseling, v13 n1 p23-29 Oct 2009
Research has not yet begun to investigate the practice or impact of school counselor assignment. A preliminary study sought to explore the nature and consequences of school counselor assignment practices in secondary schools. Secondary school counselors from one large Southeastern school district were asked to complete a questionnaire created for the purpose of this study. The results suggest a significant difference between school counselor assignment at the middle and high school levels. Middle schools predominantly utilized grade-level assignment while high schools used alphabetical assignment. Distinct advantages and challenges were indicated by school counselors from each assignment type. Implications for professional school counselors and future research directions are provided.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: Counselors
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A