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The effect a school counselor can have on a student’s success is immeasurable. They introduce, promote, and guide students on their educational journeys with resourceful tools.
Think about your own experience with school counselors in your PK-12 experience. What tasks did they perform? With what aspects of your education were they involved?
Informally interview two high school graduates about their experiences with school counselors in PK-12 education. One of your graduates must have graduated at least a decade ago. What tasks did their school counselors perform? What role did they play in their education?
In a 750-1,000-word essay, synthesize the responses from your experiences and your interviewees to address the following questions. Make sure your responses are informed by information gathered from the interviews:
What were the roles and responsibilities of school counselors in your educational experiences or the experiences of those you knew?
In what ways has the school counselor role changed and developed over time? Provide specific examples from your experiences or the experiences of those you interviewed that demonstrate this evolution.
Compare the experiences from when you were a student in high school to the experiences of those you interviewed. If you do not have personal experiences, refer to the high school graduates’ experiences.
How has history, philosophy, and trends influenced current practices of school counseling and the school counselor’s role? Cite one to two scholarly resources to support your response.
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.
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This assignment is informed by the following CACREP Standards:
2.F.1.a. History and philosophy of the counseling profession and its specialty areas.
5.G.1.a. History and development of school counseling.