Public Policy and Policy Research on School-Based Counseling in Australia



This chapter describes school-based counseling in Australia recounting some background history. Current public education policies of national conformity, deregulation, mainstream integration and staffing, and their impact on school-based counselors are described. The limited effectiveness research on school-based counseling is presented, and what policy research questions should be investigated and by whom is discussed.


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  1. 1.School of Early Childhood and Inclusive EducationQueensland University of TechnologyKelvin GroveAustralia

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