The American School Counselor

A Case Study in the Sociology of Professions
David J. Armor
6.00 x 9.00 in.
240 pages
December, 1969
ISBN: 978-0-87154-069-0

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A comprehensive case study of secondary school counseling as a developing profession. The author examines the growth of counseling, the characteristics of the contemporary counselor, the use of standardized tests, the changing orientation of the counselor from “educational advisor” to “therapist,” the influences of the institutional setting on counseling, and the impact of counseling on students and society.

DAVID J. ARMOR is assistant professor of social relations at Harvard University and director of the computation facility of the Laboratory of Social Relations.


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