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Professional Perceptions Of The School Counselor: From The Past To The Present

Heavner, David J (2009) Professional Perceptions Of The School Counselor: From The Past To The Present. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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According to the National Center on Educational Outcomes (1998), Americans demand more from schools and expect more from students than ever before. Upon entering this century, our nation pledged to increase access to education for all children. As we continue to push forward, American education should rise toward a new challenge - helping all children in every school increase their expectations and achievement in the academic arena (No Child Left Behind, 2001).States and school districts across the nation are carrying out reforms to recognize and overcome this challenge. Strategies to increase student achievement include setting high content and student performance standards; aligning teacher development with curriculum and instruction; and creating state and local assessments (Datnow, Hubbard, & Mehan, 2002). A key and constant piece in the ever changing puzzle of public education is the school counselor (Bemak, 2000). Throughout the history of American public education, the school counselor was an important stakeholder that provided a service of support for whoever was in need (Burnham & Jackson 2000). Today, the educational landscape has added another dimension to the puzzle and counselors are trying to find where they fit into the picture. The problem that this research will investigate is to what extent policies, indigenous to the age of accountability, have informed professional perceptions about secondary school counseling.


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Heavner, David
ETD Committee:
TitleMemberEmail AddressPitt UsernameORCID
Committee CoChairGorman, Charles
Committee CoChairHughes, Seanshughes@pitt.eduSHUGHES
Committee MemberWerlinich, Josephjwerlini@pitt.eduJWERLINI
Committee MemberMcClure, Maureen Wmmcclure@pitt.eduMMCCLURE
Committee MemberSeckinger, Richard
Date: 16 December 2009
Date Type: Completion
Defense Date: 19 November 2009
Approval Date: 16 December 2009
Submission Date: 30 November 2009
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: School of Education > Administrative and Policy Studies
Degree: EdD - Doctor of Education
Thesis Type: Doctoral Dissertation
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: perceptions; school counselor; principal
Other ID:, etd-11302009-185318
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2011 20:07
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2016 13:52


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