The Increasing Need for Quality Alternative Education—A School Counselor’s Perspective
study, alternative credit programs, counselor, higher educations
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
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Howell, Scott L.; Laws, R. Dwight; Bryant, Russell; and Williams, Ellen, "The Increasing Need for Quality Alternative Education—A School Counselor’s Perspective" (2005). Faculty Publications. 5762.
Journal of School Counseling
David O. McKay School of Education
Instructional Psychology and Technology
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