The perceptions of school counselors about the counseling and guidance programs of vocational high schools
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The aim of this study is to determine the opinions of school counselors about the Counseling and Guidance Program implemented at vocational high schools in Turkey. The sample group of the study consists of eight school counselors working in five vocational high schools in Kirsehir, Turkey. They were chosen by "Simple Random Sampling" method. The data is collected by a semi structured interview form prepared by researchers. Qualitative research method is used in the study and the data obtained is analyzed through content analysis method. As a result, opinions of school counselors about the positive and negative sides of counseling and guidance program implemented at vocational high schools are revealed and school counselors give suggestions for negative sides of the program. Also school counselors' opinions about a counseling and guidance program specific to vocational high schools are presented. (C) 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.