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2012 Master's Level Graduate Research Conference

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Teacher Knowledge of School Counselor Responsibilities

Teacher knowledge of the appropriate responsibilities of a school counselor is essential to a counselorís job (Clark & Amatea, 2004). In order for school counseling programs to be successful and for counselors to perform their jobs well, counselors need the support of teachers (Jackson et al., 2002). Limited research has been conducted on teacherís knowledge of school counselor responsibilities. In addition, there is also limited research on how exposure to different information sets about the school counselorís role and responsibilities impacts teacherís knowledge. This poster describes the effectiveness of an educational intervention regarding school counselor responsibilities. Sixty high school teachers in a suburban, Western New York school were participants in the study. Teachers were presented with information about the role and responsibilities of school counselors over the span of 6 weeks. A pre and post-test questionnaire was administered to assess the effectiveness of the educational intervention. The questionnaire asked teachers to select from a list of 28 responsibilities they believed a school counselor should perform.

Presenter: Laura Hale (The College at Brockport, SUNY) --
Topic: Counselor Education - Poster Session
Location: Edwards Hall Lobby
Time: 9 am (Session I)