The role guidance counselors play in preparing urban and suburban high school students for post-secondary education
Robinson, Regina L.
Thesis (M.A.L.S.)--Georgetown University, 2011.; Includes bibliographical references.; Text (Electronic thesis) in PDF format. Despite the efforts of urban and suburban high schools to break down barriers that exist in preparing students for post-secondary education, there is still progress to be made. Urban school counselors face barriers that do not exist in suburban schools in terms of the availability of resources, funding, economic status, social class, and ethnicity. In 2001, American School Counseling Association (ASCA) adopted the National Model for School Counseling to provide counselors with a framework for building, implementing, and evaluating school counseling programs. This thesis will analyze the differences in access to, and quality of, student counseling in urban and suburban schools, and the effects on student achievement in preparation for post-secondary education by comparing four high schools in Urban Baltimore City with four high schools in Suburban Baltimore County. The history, background and data will show that differences within urban and suburban educational systems exist when preparing students for academic achievement. The purpose of this study is to explore the role of high school counselors in increasing student access:
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