ERIC Number: EJ909075
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
New School Counselor Perceptions of Their Mentoring and Induction Program
Loveless, Carol P.
Georgia School Counselors Association Journal, v17 n1 p26-33 2010
School counselors in their first year of practice within the profession or within a new school district can experience challenges in assuming the professional responsibilities associated with their role. Mentoring programs are one form of professional assistance that has been recommended in the literature for new educators, including school counselors. The purpose of this study was to explore the perceptions of new elementary school counselors regarding their mentoring/induction program in a large suburban school district in the southeastern United States. A qualitative case study was conducted and data were collected from multiple sources, including individual interviews, observations, and documents. Findings highlighted both positive perceptions held by program participants regarding training, resources, support, impact, and effectiveness, as well as specific needs not addressed.
Descriptors: Suburban Schools, Program Effectiveness, School Counselors, Staff Orientation, Mentors, Counselor Role, Counselor Training, School Counseling, Counselor Attitudes, Entry Workers, Interviews, Observation, Participant Satisfaction, Change Strategies
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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