Special Resource Material Developed by the Center

Title: School Counselors and School Reform: New Directions

Description: As with other pupil service professions, school counseling is going though a period of exetensive reform and restructuring. What the end product will be depends on whether pupil service personnel take the lead in restructuring systemic change and renewal. It seems clear to us that taking a reactive stance will lead to dire consequences. School counselors are especially well-situated to pay proactive, catalytic roles in defining the futrue for programs taht support the education of all students. Thus, our emphasis here is on framing new directions and encouraging a visionary and proactive approahc. To underscore the need fro new directions, we begin by breifly highlighting the current state of the art and its deficiencies. Then, we discuss the importance of reframing current reforms and offer some suggestions for a proactive agenda to shape the future.

Access at:   http://smhp.psych.ucla.edu/publications/37 school counselors and school reform.pdf  2MB; 14pp