Introduction to Policy Research in School-Based Counseling

Chapter

Abstract

This chapter provides a foundation for conceptualizing the relationships between policy, practice, and research in the international context. It also provides a framework for identifying the different stakeholder groups that use policy research related to school-based counseling and for understanding how each group uses policy research. Finally, an overview of the major sections of the handbook is presented that illustrates how each section contributes to advances in educational research that will contribute to the improvements in school-based counseling policy and practice.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Center for Educational PolicyCollege of Education, University of Massachusetts, AmherstAmherstUSA
  2. 2.Ronald H. Fredrickson Center for School Counseling Outcome ResearchCollege of Education, University of Massachusetts, AmherstAmherstUSA

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