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ERIC Number: ED002925
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1961
Pages: 562
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EFFECTS ON USE OF TESTS BY TEACHERS TRAINED IN A SUMMER INSTITUTE.
HASTINGS, J.T.; AND OTHERS
THE IMPACT OF INTENSIVE TRAINING IN A SUMMER GUIDANCE INSTITUTE UPON VARIOUS COUNSELING ATTITUDES AND PRACTICES WITHIN THE JUNIOR AND SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATIONAL STRUCTURE OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS WAS INVESTIGATED. THE SUMMER PROGRAM WAS HELD FOR ABOUT 30 TEACHERS FROM DIFFERENT SCHOOLS THROUGHOUT THE STATE. THESE SCHOOLS DIFFERED WIDELY IN GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION AND PHYSICAL SIZE. PRINCIPAL EFFORTS OF THE RESEARCH PROGRAM OCCURRED AFTER THE INSTITUTE WAS COMPLETED AND THE TEACHER TRAINEES RETURNED TO FULL- OR PART-TIME COUNSELING POSITIONS WITH THEIR RESPECTIVE SCHOOLS. A RESEARCH TEAM WAS FORMED TO FOLLOWUP THE ACTIVITIES OF EACH TRAINEE FOR A PERIOD OF 1 YEAR, AND ALSO OF OTHER COUNSELORS, ADMINISTRATORS, AND TEACHERS IN EACH SCHOOL. RESULTS OF THIS COMPREHENSIVE FOLLOWUP PROJECT FURNISHED INFORMATION ON THE ROLE PRESCRIPTION WITHIN WHICH SCHOOL COUNSELORS WORK, SHOWED SOME PATTERNS OF COMMUNICATION WITHIN SCHOOLS IN THE GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING AREA, AND POINTED OUT THE RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN KNOWLEDGE ABOUT TESTING AND COMMUNICATION AMONG SCHOOL FACULTY MEMBERS CONCERNING THE USE OF TESTS AND TEST RESULTS IN THE SECONDARY SCHOOL GUIDANCE PROGRAM. UPON THE TRAINEES THEMSELVES, THE INSTITUTE PRODUCED SOME LONG-LASTING EFFECTS WITH RESPECT TO KNOWLEDGE ABOUT TESTING AND CONCEPTIONS OF THE COUNSELING ROLE. UPON THE SCHOOLS TO WHICH THE TRAINEES RETURNED, THERE WERE SIGNIFICANT, THOUGH NOT GREAT, GAINS IN THE SHARPNESS OF OPINION ABOUT THE COUNSELING ROLE AND CLEAR INCREASES IN THE QUANTITY OF DISCUSSION ABOUT GUIDANCE AND TESTING. (JH)
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Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Bureau of Educational Research.
Identifiers: ILLINOIS; Illinois (Urbana)