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ERIC Number: EJ901163
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 42
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-1554-2998
Professional Development and School Counselors: A Study of Utah School Counselor Preferences and Practices
Howell, Scott L.; Bitner, Kathryn S.; Henry, N. Jonnell; Eggett, Dennis L.; Bauman, G. John, Jr.; Sawyer, Octavia; Bryant, Russell
Journal of School Counseling, v5 n2 2007
This study investigated the professional development needs, preferences, and practices of secondary school counselors in Utah. Participants included 226 secondary school counselors who responded to a 20-question survey instrument. The respondents revealed that most of them exceed minimum licensure requirements for professional development but also spend significant amounts of personal time and expense to do so. The counselors also identified obstacles with, and preferences toward, professional development that they experience in the increasingly complex and sophisticated school environment. Findings will inform professional development policy and practice in the state and also provide a basis for future research. (Contains 2 tables.)
Journal of School Counseling. Montana State University, College of Education, Health and Human Development, P.O. Box 172940, Bozeman, MT 59717. Tel: 406-994-4133; Fax: 406-994-1854; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: Counselors
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Utah