Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision

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Middle school, school counselor, administrators, American School Counseling Association, counseling programs, academic needs, career needs, social needs, personal needs


This article explores the needs of middle school students in regards to how their school provides for their academic, career, personal, and social development. School counselors and administrators in the state of New Jersey completed an online survey that explored how well their programs attend to the needs of their students and the guidelines set forth by the American School Counselor Association. A discussion is provided which explores multiple aspects of the data. The authors explore the perceptions of respondents on their guidance program’s effect on students. The relationship between the counselor’s and administrator’s perceptions is also discussed.





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