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dc.contributor.authorCook, Christine Rojas
dc.date.accessioned2018-08-07T01:37:52Z
dc.date.available2018-08-07T01:37:52Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11122/9074
dc.descriptionThesis (Ph.D.) University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2011
dc.description.abstractSchool counselors in rural locations deal with many of the same issues and concerns of those in most urban areas, but have several additional challenges due to the geographic and demographic characteristics of their populations. The research in this dissertation investigated the specific challenges experienced by school counselors in the state of Alaska. All school counselors working in a rural public school were surveyed to determine what challenges they experienced, what resources they utilize, what additional resources they would like, and to discuss any information they believed would be helpful for a counselor about to enter the rural school setting. From the original 93 survey responses, 24 counselors were interviewed to provide further depth to the investigation. Analysis revealed similar challenges as discussed previously in the literature regarding rural counselor practice, but highlighted crisis situations, isolation variables, limited community resources, multiple roles, rural culture issues, and cultural issues. Alaska school counselors currently utilize a variety of resources to help them address the concerns in their communities. They did not request anything different than the resources they currently access, but rather wanted more of those resources. Recommendations are made for school counselors, school districts, state organizations, and counselor education training institutes.
dc.subjectSchool counseling
dc.titleExploring The Challenges Of School Counseling: Voices From Rural Alaska
dc.typeThesis
dc.type.degreephd
dc.identifier.departmentCenter for Cross-Cultural Studies
dc.contributor.chairBarnhardt, Raymond
refterms.dateFOA2020-03-05T16:48:10Z


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