Title

The Increasing Need for Quality Alternative Education—A School Counselor’s Perspective

Keywords

study, alternative credit programs, counselor, higher educations

Abstract

This study focuses on the secondary counselor perspective for students using alternative credit programs, e.g., independent study, evening classes, and summer school, to complement the high school educational experience. Three hundred high school counselors throughout the United States participated in this research that examined which types of students most benefited from these “other” curriculum sources and some of the reasons why. This study also profiled the characteristics of successful alternative education programs. These findings promise to better inform counselors, school administrators, curricular specialists, providers, and students’ themselves about the role alternative education is increasingly having within the secondary schools.

Original Publication Citation

Howell, S., Laws, D., Bryant, R., & Williams, E. (2005, May). The increasing need for quality alternative education—a school counselor’s perspective. Journal of School Counseling, 3(3), published online at http://www.jsc.montana.edu/pages/articles.html

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2005

Publisher

Journal of School Counseling

Language

English

College

David O. McKay School of Education

Department

Instructional Psychology and Technology

University Standing at Time of Publication

Associate Professor

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