ERIC Number: ED040450
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar-25
Reference Count: 0
Basic Encounter Group Counseling for Elementary Teachers in Training.
The purpose of this research study was to determine some of the effects of Basic Encounter Group Counseling on senior students in college who are training to become elementary school teachers. The hypothesis was that those receiving this counseling would be more competent and effective than the control group of students who received no such counseling. The results of the study found no significant differences in the evaluative criteria in directions which were hypothesized. Obstacles to possible improvement by the experimental group are listed, including: (1) participation in the experimental group was not voluntary; (2) no credit was given for the experience; (3) groups were too large. However, most participants felt the experiment was worthwhile and helped to enhance their self-confidence and relationships with others. (KJ)
Descriptors: College Students, Counseling, Counseling Effectiveness, Elementary School Teachers, Group Counseling, Individual Development, Sensitivity Training, Teacher Education
Dwight Webb, Assistant Professor of Education, University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire 03824 (no price is quoted)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Personnel and Guidance Association, Washington, DC.; New Hampshire Univ., Durham.
Note: Paper presented at the American Personnel and Guidance Association Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana, March 22-26, 1970