Stakeholders’ Perceptions of School Counselling in Singapore

Low, Poi Kee (2015) Stakeholders’ Perceptions of School Counselling in Singapore. Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 25 (2). pp. 200-216.

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This article reports on a qualitative study that set out to understand stakeholders’ perception of the school counselling service in Singapore. Using semi-structured interviews, this study explored the perceptions of three main stakeholder groups, namely teachers and counsellors working within the schools and those working in the communities. Altogether, 19 interviews were conducted. Two key theme areas were uncovered. First, the stakeholders observed and expected differing levels of confidentiality for information obtained during counselling. This presented a barrier for cooperation between the stakeholders. Second, stakeholders, while keen to ensure students’ families were served appropriately, held different ideas of how that could happen. No clear model of collaboration seemed to exist at the time of the study. Implications for practice were discussed.

Item ID: 65957
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2055-6373
Copyright Information: Copyright © The Author(s) 2015.
Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2023 02:14
FoR Codes: 17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology @ 60%
13 EDUCATION > 1301 Education Systems > 130199 Education systems not elsewhere classified @ 40%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9305 Education and Training Systems > 930502 Management of Education and Training Systems @ 50%
93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9304 School/Institution > 930499 School/Institution not elsewhere classified @ 50%
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