ERIC Number: EJ992359
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Are We Going in the Right Direction? Concerns about School Counseling
Reiner, Summer M.; Hernandez, Thomas J.
Michigan Journal of Counseling: Research, Theory, and Practice, v39 n2 p28-42 Fall-Win 2013
School counseling as a specialty area within the profession of counseling is, in the eyes of many, experiencing a crisis of identity. The crisis, however, truly lies with school counselors struggling to fit the mold impressed upon them by external forces which often contradicts their educational preparation as counselors. We make two main points. First, academic achievement is not the most important domain for the school counselor to place their focus. Rather, personal/social and career development are the areas that school counselors should seek to impact. In addition, school counselors are principally counselors and not educators.
Descriptors: School Counseling, School Counselors, Professional Identity, Counselor Role, Educational Change, Academic Achievement, Individual Development, Social Development, Career Development, Professional Associations, National Standards, Models, Futures (of Society), Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act; National Defense Education Act; No Child Left Behind Act 2001