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School Guidance Counselor
Changing role. Standards. Review of Literature. Evaluation.
# 10465 | 1,350 words | 8 sources | 2001 | US

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According to Nancy Perry (1997), head of the American School Counselor Association, it was Sputnik that was responsible for altering the role of the school guidance counselor. This started a process that has made the job of the school counselor almost impossible because of so many different expectations. School counselors were expected to get students to major in math and science, then they were given administrative and clerical responsibilities, along with testing responsibilities, and responsibilities for dealing with social problems.
In order to address the continuing problem of delimiting, and standardizing the role of the school counselor, the ASCA set forth a set of national standards in 1997, although it is still up to the individual.."

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