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A case study exploring the perceptions of regular counselling in a mid west post-primary school

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dc.contributor.advisor Hearne, Lucy
dc.contributor.author Galvin, James
dc.date.accessioned 2015-06-22T11:09:39Z
dc.date.available 2015-06-22T11:09:39Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/4499
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract The overall aim of this study was to explore the perceptions of regular teachers of a whole school approach (WSA) to guidance counselling in a mid west post-primary school. The study focuses on the critical discourse developing in the area of guidance counselling provision as a result of the policy decisions in Budget 2012. Whilst a similar study was completed from an eastern perspective by Hui (2002) and Lam and Hui (20 I0). this study addresses a gap in research on the perceptions of regular teachers of a WSA to guidance counselling from a western perspective. This case study used a mixed method approach with two phases of data collection. Phase I consisted of 30 self reporting online SurveyMonkey questionnaires and Phase 2 collected narratives through interpretive interviews with six regular teachers who volunteered in the survey. The main themes that emerged in the findings related to the: delivery of a holistic education experience: the pastoral care role of regular teachers in the post-primary school; whole school approach (WSA) to guidance counselling; and the implications of Budget 2012 on the guidance counselling provision in the school. The conclusions centre around a disconnect between the current shift of focus in policy in BUdget 2012 and the resultant inadequate guidelines and training being delivered in the postprimary case school. In addition. the study highlights that regular teachers are willing to participate in a WSA to guidance counselling when they are properly supported by policy and resources. Finally. a number of recommendations are put forward to inform further policy. practice and research. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher University of Limerick en_US
dc.subject counselling en_US
dc.subject mid west en_US
dc.subject post-primary en_US
dc.title A case study exploring the perceptions of regular counselling in a mid west post-primary school en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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