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School Counselors and Teachers Collaborate to Implement Education Reform in an Urban High School
Robert D. Colbert and Tamisha Bouknight
School counselor success at meeting student developmental goals rests significantly upon their abilities to collaborate with teachers. However, teacher time is being increasingly restricted to matters pertaining to local education reform agendas. Therefore, unless school counselors can design strategies to participate with teachers in education reform, counselors will be limited in their ability to influence student learning and development. In this article we share the progress of an ongoing field-based research study in which school counselors are helping teachers improve their capacities to implement education reform.