Focusing on Context Within International School-Based Counseling Research
School-based counseling is practiced around the globe, and descriptions of school-based counseling within different national contexts exist in the literature. Despite this, there is a lack of comparative analysis within international school-based counseling. This chapter outlines several research practices and models from comparative education that may yield new opportunities to learn about how school-based counseling develops and is practiced within specific global contexts. Implications associated with accessing deep, contextualized, comparative analyses are a theme throughout the chapter. The vertical case study is proposed as a contextually sensitive method for the comparative study of the relationships between school-based counseling policy and practice.
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