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Professional School Counseling: Annotated Bibliography

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Janson, Militelo & Kosine (2008) examined “how school counselors and principals their relationship” (p. 353). They gathered data through Q method. The Q method allowed them to involve qualitative and quantitative approaches subjectively of individual viewpoints while providing (Janson et al., 2008) with quantitative statistical technique to analyze data” (p. 354). Their analysis formed “four opinion groupings working alliance, impediments to alliance, shared leadership and purposeful collaboration” (p.354-356). (Janson et al., 2008) (pin pointed the following barriers of school counselors and principals relationship: “principals do not feel school counselors should focus on whole school issues, principals and school counselors do not agree on duties and principals perceptions of roles and responsibilities are incongruent with standards and benchmarks that emerged from school counselors professional organization”(p.354-356). (Janson et al., 2008) found that “if the relationship between principals and school counselors were clearer than their relationship would not be difficult” (p.356-359). The focus of the study was to use the results to help counselor educators and education administrators train future school counselors and principals. The training received in their graduate programs “may improve job satisfaction of school counselors and provide a foundation for and about change mission of schooling and how school counselors and principals work together”(357-358).

This article is essential piece to my research. My topic focuses on principal’s perceptions and professional school counselor’s role perception. I will examine how their perceptions translate into actual responsibilities. The two major themes are their per...

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...2). This piece is new. Articles read thus far, have not mentioned this consequence. The concern regarding principal’s perceptions appears to have multiple layers. I am not sure if all will be address in my final project.

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Mason, L. K., & Diltz, P. D. (2010). Factors that influence pre-service administrator’s views of appropriate school counselor’s duties. Journal of School Counseling, 8(5), 2-28. Janson, C., Militello, M., & Kosine, N. (2008). Four views of the professional school counselor principal relationship: a q methodology study. Professional School Counseling Journal, 11(6), 356-361.

Mason, L. K., & Diltz, P. D. (2010). Factors that influence pre-service administrator’s views of appropriate school counselor’s duties. Journal of School Counseling, 8(5), 2-28. Retrieved from http://www.jsc.montana.edu/articles/v8n5.pdf
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