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ERIC Number: EJ996037
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Dec
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-1096-2409
School Counseling and Student Outcomes: Summary of Six Statewide Studies
Carey, John; Dimmitt, Carey
Professional School Counseling, v16 n2 p146-153 Dec 2012
The six statewide research studies presented in this special issue use a variety of designs, instrumentation, and measures. Nevertheless, they can be integrated at the level of results to shed light on some important questions related to effective practice in the field of school counseling. In fact, one can argue that, when separate studies that are conducted in a variety of contexts achieve similar findings, greater confidence can be placed in the conclusions. These six studies provide valuable evidence of the relationship between positive student educational outcomes and school counseling program organization, student-to-school-counselor ratios, counselor time use, and specific school counseling activities. Throughout this article, the authors have made suggestions for future research, including the development of reliable and valid measurements of school counseling programming and practices, an increased understanding of the impact of state contexts on school counseling, information about how school counselor education programs are and are not preparing future counselors for the current educational reality, and studies about which specific school counseling practices within the domains identified are most effective. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut; Missouri; Nebraska; Rhode Island; Utah; Wisconsin