Publication Date

Spring 2012

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Education (MSEd)

Department

Counselor Education

Abstract

The effectiveness of an educational intervention regarding school counselor responsibilities is being evaluated. 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 pretest and posttest was administered to assess the effectiveness of the educational intervention. The pretest and posttest asked teachers to select from a list of 28 responsibilities they believed a school counselor performs. The findings of the pretest indicated that teachers believe counselors perform 11 out of 14 appropriate activities, and 6 out of 14 inappropriate activities. After the educational intervention was performed, the posttest revealed that teachers believe school counselors perform 11 out of 14 appropriate activities, and 4 out of 14 inappropriate activities.

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