The work of NCGE is informed by focused research and also by surveys and inputs from its broad client base.
2018 Survey on the Continuing Professional Development needs of guidance counsellors working in second level schools (NCGE):
2014 Survey on the Continuing Professional Development needs of guidance counsellors working in second level schools (NCGE):
2012/2013 Review of Guidance Counselling provision in second level schools (commissioned by the DES and the NCGE Management of Guidance Committee):
2011 Research on the Practice of Counselling by Guidance Counsellors in Post-Primary Schools
(The Department of Education and Skills and NCGE commissioned Dr Claire Hayes and Professor Mark Morgan to undertake this research in 2009)
In response to the recommendations of the research, the Department of Education and Skills issued a statement which clarifies and outlines the required work of NCGE. Read full report
2011 The Potential of a Virtual World to Support Teacher Professional Development
In this research Linda Darbey (NCGE) explores the potential of a Virtual World (VW) to support guidance counsellors' preparation for a Teacher Professional Development (TPD) programme using an action research approach.
2010 Overarching Research on the Adult Educational Guidance Initiative
Reflecting on the initial pilot project phases of the AEGI, the report Overarching Research on the Adult Educational Guidance Initiative 2000-2006 highlights examples of good practice in the AEGI.