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ERIC Number: EJ909074
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Utilizing Staff Perceptions to Guide and Shape Future Program Planning
Sherwood, Heather
Georgia School Counselors Association Journal, v17 n1 p15-25 2010
This paper describes an action research project evaluating an elementary school counseling program in a large suburban Georgia city. Using staff surveys (which include homeroom teachers as well as support teachers and paraprofessionals), interviews, and researcher observations the program was evaluated to determine strengths and weaknesses. The results indicate that the staff members have a general understanding of the school counseling program's goals. Most participants indicated that the program met the needs of the school and its students. Implications from the research pointed to a need for more direct collaboration of the professional school counselor (PSC) with teachers on a regular basis. Further research into the parent and student perceptions of the school counseling program is recommended.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Counselors; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Georgia