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Skolkuratorns yrkesroll och handlingsutrymme

Fält, Peter LU and Chouhaiber, Susan LU (2010) SOPA63 20101
School of Social Work
Abstract
The purpose of this study was to examine the school counselors’ role in school, how they
perceive their role and how much discretion they have. Who are the school staffs that can
affect the counselors work? This is a qualitative study where we interviewed ten low-and high
school counselors. The results showed that school counselors continuously have dialogues
with students, parents, staff members, the principal and other authorities or organizations.
A huge number of the conversations are about counseling and what support that the school
counselor can provide. Some school counselors have also administrative tasks and almost all
of them work with students and classes in general in the school. All counselors were satisfied
with their... (More)
The purpose of this study was to examine the school counselors’ role in school, how they
perceive their role and how much discretion they have. Who are the school staffs that can
affect the counselors work? This is a qualitative study where we interviewed ten low-and high
school counselors. The results showed that school counselors continuously have dialogues
with students, parents, staff members, the principal and other authorities or organizations.
A huge number of the conversations are about counseling and what support that the school
counselor can provide. Some school counselors have also administrative tasks and almost all
of them work with students and classes in general in the school. All counselors were satisfied
with their work, but several respondents mentioned the lack of time as a constricting factor.
Those describing due to lack of resources on school had many school counselor to work on
two or three schools at a time.
People think that school counselors would have been able to do a better work at school if they
only worked at just one school. The majority of the counselors felt that they had a good
influence on their work at school, but that the lack of time was the greatest negative factor.
Respondents described also that regular contacts and cooperation with other actors, as the
principal, parents and other authorities and organizations is a promotion factor at work. (Less)
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author
Fält, Peter LU and Chouhaiber, Susan LU
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organization
course
SOPA63 20101
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
School counselor, role work, discretion, actors at the school and student health
language
Swedish
id
1662554
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2010-09-07 10:46:00
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2010-09-07 10:46:00
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  abstract     = {The purpose of this study was to examine the school counselors’ role in school, how they
perceive their role and how much discretion they have. Who are the school staffs that can
affect the counselors work? This is a qualitative study where we interviewed ten low-and high
school counselors. The results showed that school counselors continuously have dialogues
with students, parents, staff members, the principal and other authorities or organizations.
A huge number of the conversations are about counseling and what support that the school
counselor can provide. Some school counselors have also administrative tasks and almost all
of them work with students and classes in general in the school. All counselors were satisfied
with their work, but several respondents mentioned the lack of time as a constricting factor.
Those describing due to lack of resources on school had many school counselor to work on
two or three schools at a time.
People think that school counselors would have been able to do a better work at school if they
only worked at just one school. The majority of the counselors felt that they had a good
influence on their work at school, but that the lack of time was the greatest negative factor.
Respondents described also that regular contacts and cooperation with other actors, as the
principal, parents and other authorities and organizations is a promotion factor at work.},
  author       = {Fält, Peter and Chouhaiber, Susan},
  keyword      = {School counselor,role work,discretion,actors at the school and student health
},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Skolkuratorns yrkesroll och handlingsutrymme},
  year         = {2010},
}