Ch 1: Educational & Counseling Foundations

About This Chapter

Review foundational issues concerning education and counseling presented through this chapter's engaging video lessons. The major public education levels in the present-day U.S. school system are among the topics discussed.

Educational & Counseling Foundations - Chapter Summary

You'll get to evaluate your familiarity with how various educational responsibilities are divided in this chapter as the roles of local school boards, state government and the federal government in education are covered. Social as well as cultural influences on the U.S. school system are examined in the chapter. The lessons also let you refresh your memory on the following:

  • Major developments in counseling pre-1900 through 1980
  • Kinds of counseling that came about in the 21st century
  • The No Child Left Behind Act and its major criticisms

The video lessons across the chapter don't take long to complete, running just about five minutes apiece. In addition to computers, smartphones and other handheld devices may be used to view these videos. Following the end of each video, you can take the readily accessible quiz for practice.

10 Lessons in Chapter 1: Educational & Counseling Foundations
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Modern U.S. Public Schools: Kindergarten to High School

1. Modern U.S. Public Schools: Kindergarten to High School

The modern American educational landscape is quite different from what it was a century ago. In this lesson, we'll look at the different levels of public education in America, including the difference in middle schools and junior high schools.

Accountability & Standardized Testing in Education in the 21st Century

2. Accountability & Standardized Testing in Education in the 21st Century

What's the deal with assessments and No Child Left Behind? In this lesson, we'll examine statewide standardized assessments, teacher accountability, and the No Child Left Behind Act, including what critics say about them.

The Local Board of Education's Role in Public Education

3. The Local Board of Education's Role in Public Education

There are a lot of responsibilities in education, but who is in charge of what? In this lesson, we'll examine the role of the local government in public education in America, including the duties that are common to local boards of education.

The State Government's Role in Public Education

4. The State Government's Role in Public Education

In order to provide free and quality education to all students, the state government has specific roles and duties that it performs. Watch this lesson to find out how the state government shapes public education in America.

The Federal Government's Role in Public Education

5. The Federal Government's Role in Public Education

There are many different levels of government involved in public education in the United States. But what are the different responsibilities of each? Watch this lesson to explore how the federal government affects education in America.

US Education System: Cultural, Political & Social Influences

6. US Education System: Cultural, Political & Social Influences

The educational system of the United States is a vast network of unique cultural, political and social influences. This lesson will explore this topic and will end with a brief quiz to test what you have learned.

The History of Counseling: Before 1900

7. The History of Counseling: Before 1900

Counseling is a relatively new field, having really only begun after 1900. But even before counseling became an important part of mental health, there were significant breakthroughs that laid the groundwork for it. Watch this lesson for more.

The Early Years of Counseling: 1900 - 1940

8. The Early Years of Counseling: 1900 - 1940

Did you know what type of counseling saw its beginning in the early 1900s? In this lesson, we will look into the rise of vocational counseling, aptitude tests and youth mental health clinics.

Counseling as a Profession: 1940 - 1980

9. Counseling as a Profession: 1940 - 1980

How did counseling become what it is today? In this lesson, we will answer that question and look further into the growth of the field from 1940-1980.

Counseling Challenges in the New Millennium

10. Counseling Challenges in the New Millennium

The counseling field has seen a lot of changes in the new millennium. In this lesson, we will talk about three types of counseling that came about during this time and continue to grow today.

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