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ERIC Number: ED012048
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 33
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Reference Count: 0
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THE EVALUATION OF REHABILITATION COUNSELOR PERFORMANCE--A SURVEY OF STATE AGENCY PRACTICES.
MILLER, LEONARD A.; MUTHARD, JOHN E.
A QUESTIONNAIRE, SENT TO DIRECTORS OF 89 PUBLIC, STATE VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION AGENCIES AND OF AGENCIES WHICH SERVE THE BLIND, WAS DESIGNED PRIMARILY TO SURVEY PRESENT PRACTICES USED IN EVALUATING COUNSELORS ON THEIR STAFF. MULTIPLE-CHOICE-TYPE QUESTIONS REQUIRED TWO TYPES OF ANSWERS--THE VARIOUS COUNSELOR CHARACTERISTICS CONSIDERED OR REQUIRED IN EVALUATIONS AND HOW IMPORTANT SUCH CHARACTERISTICS WERE THOUGHT TO BE. NINETY-SEVEN PERCENT OF THE QUESTIONNAIRES WERE RETURNED. FINDINGS SHOWED THAT THE GENERAL EVALUATION PRACTICES OF THESE AGENCIES USUALLY FOLLOWED STANDARD PERSONNEL PRACTICES, EXCEPT THAT ALMOST HALF OF THE AGENCIES LACK A STANDARD COUNSELOR EVALUATION FORM. THE 29 COUNSELOR CHARACTERISTICS WHICH WERE RATED ON IMPORTANCE, REQUIREDNESS, AND METHOD OF ASSESSMENT WERE CLUSTERED INTO THREE CATEGORIES--PERSONAL, PERFORMANCE, AND ABILITY-KNOWLEDGE. OF THE THREE CLASSES, ABILITY-KNOWLEDGE QUALITIES ARE MORE OFTEN REQUIRED BY ALL TYPES AND SIZES OF AGENCIES. TWO APPROACHES TO MEASURING THE CONGRUENCE BETWEEN REQUIREDNESS AND IMPORTANCE OF COUNSELOR CHARACTERISTICS FOR LARGE, MEDIUM, AND SMALL AGENCIES SUGGEST THAT MEDIUM-SIZED AGENCIES ARE LESS CONGRUENT THAN OTHERS. THIS DOCUMENT WAS PUBLISHED IN "THE CRITERIA PROBLEM IN REHABILITATION COUNSELING" AS CHAPTER II (PP. 8-15), APPENDIX A (PP. 65-70), APPENDIX H (PP. 110-117), AND REFERENCES (PP. 123-129). (PS)
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Authoring Institution: Iowa Univ., Iowa City. Coll. of Education.
Identifiers: Iowa (Iowa City); Rank Order