Focusing on Context Within International School-Based Counseling Research

  • Ian Martin
  • Mohammed Mahboob Morshed
  • John C. Carey


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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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ian Martin
    • 1
  • Mohammed Mahboob Morshed
    • 2
  • John C. Carey
    • 3
  1. 1.University of San DiegoSan DiegoUSA
  2. 2.University of MassachusettsAmherstUSA
  3. 3.Ronald H. Fredrickson Center for School Counseling Outcome Research and EvaluationUniversity of MassachusettsAmherstUSA

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