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- ABSTRACT FILE
- Evaluation in support of school counseling in Korea: A proposal
- School counseling, WEE centers, bullying, program evaluation, policy evaluation
School counselors in Korea are uniquely positioned to evaluate their programs and services to benefit schools and communities. This article briefly reviews the U.S. literature on the evaluation of school counseling programs and provides historical background on the Korean school counseling profession. An evaluation framework for Korean school counselors to conduct formative evaluations of their programs and services is offered. The issue of bullying in Korean schools is also addressed. We apply the evaluation framework to a generic bullying prevention program to illustrate how school counselors would implement program evaluation. We propose a two-component evaluation model to address program improvement and the impact of school counseling programs. Recommendations are provided to support the evaluation of school counseling programs and policies.