What a whirlwind of difference a little research makes. Based on my first post, I already thought I knew a lot about what a counselors job entailed. I am personal friends with a school counselor, and believed I knew the end and out of their job. However, I was very mistaken. Not only do they handle matters of students issues in school, and educational placement, but they also have a great deal of time with teachers, parents, and other public and community officials.
Another large aspect of their job is handling standardized testing and other aspects of academic achievement and school leadership achievement. I didn't quite realize how much data collection and analysis went on in this job title. This is in part a benefit of the HB1187 act. Which, seems to be a huge help in community involvement as well as teaching issues about children with disabilities. This is a large benefit to teachers, as we are not the determining factors of educational placement, but simply facilitate it.
Also, my impression changed in how I expected that school counselors come about. I didn't realize that forms of counseling were here before the Great Depression. Also, I would not have imagined the job derived from a vocational guidance movement that helped to guide adults in the workforce. Many different thoughts about counselors jobs have changed for me. I plan to show them a little more respect and help to facilitate their roles more than I have in the past.
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