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ERIC Number: EJ901180
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-1554-2998
Secondary School Counselors as Educational Leaders: Shifting Perceptions of Leadership
Ford, Angella D.; Nelson, Judith A.
Journal of School Counseling, v5 n19 2007
School counselors are currently being charged to become active participants in systemic change for student achievement. This will require leadership. Our study was significant in that it complemented and perpetuated the vision and direction of the school counseling field. This empirical study investigates school counselors' perceptions of leadership, specifically their roles as educational leaders in their present school settings. Our study was a qualitative inquiry into a select number of Texas high school counselors with years of experience ranging from three years to thirty-two years. This collaborative study provided insight into counselors' views of leadership. Our study results indicated that respondents have the tools to be educational leaders. However, some of the tools are misunderstood, underutilized, unrecognized and/or used incorrectly.
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 - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: Counselors
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas