Essay about Article Review

612 Words Aug 22nd, 2014 3 Pages
Article Critique
Instructions:
1. Using this template, complete your article critique and submit this document to Blackboard.
2. Summary must include all five criteria:
a. Introduction and rationale for the research
b. Major strengths/weaknesses in the article.
c. Summary of research outcome.
d. Two methods of applying this research to practice.
e. Conclusion
3. To begin your summary on the next page of this template insert a page break.
4. Use APA formatting.

The article, School Counseling Outcome: A Meta-Analytic Explanation of Interventions, written by Whiston, S., Tai, W., Rahardja, D., and Eder, K. is research done to show if certain interventions and techniques used by school
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Yet, we still need more research in the elementary level to see how we can support the younger students more effectively. There were also some major limitations noted about the study. This included not having enough supported information on how the interventions or treatments were conducted, missing valuable information, not having reliable standardized assessments, not following up to see how the interventions helped, and the study was done with only specific interventions. They also concluded that there were specific gains in certain areas, but could not identify how they got those results.
The conclusions of the studies indicate that students who receive services from a counselor scored higher on standardized test. Counseling also helped with discipline, problem solving, and career knowledge compared to students not receiving any interventions. This shows the importance of having a school counselor and the role they play in making a difference in the lives they touch. Both studies indicated the “effectiveness of a balance approach to school counseling that provides a guidance curriculum to all students and responsive services that respond to students’ issues” (Whiston, Tai, Rahardja, & Eder, 2011). In this study we can see how important a school counselor is to students facing difficult issues. It is noted how some interventions can help a student be successful with academics, social interactions, and behavior.

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