Date of Award

Spring 1993

Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)


Urban Services - Urban Education

Committee Director

Nina Brown

Committee Member

Maurice R. Berube

Committee Member

Jack Robinson

Committee Member

Robert Lucking


The literature on middle school counseling and guidance indicates program evaluation is not being conducted and is resisted by counselors for many reasons. A critical problem is the lack of a widely-accepted evaluation model. This study provides an evaluation model that can be used by middle school counselors to evaluate counseling and guidance. The model furnishes meaningful and useful information to be used in planning a comprehensive and developmentally-appropriate counseling and guidance program for early adolescence. The evaluation model used the framework of Daniel Stufflebeam's CIPP Model. The study provided information on the goals of middle school counseling and guidance and the role and function of the counselor by developing, administering, and analyzing a questionnaire. The information from the questionnaire and that provided by the literature review provided the contents for the evaluation model.

This study found that there were some different perception about the goals of middle school counseling and guidance and the role and function of the counselor among teachers, administrators, counselors, and supervisors/coordinators of guidance. Supervisors/coordinators were in favor of conducting evaluations compared to only 52% of teachers. The supervisors/coordinators indicated that the guidance advisory committee was an important aspect of the program. Only 28% of the administrators thought this committee was important.


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