ERIC Number: ED041304
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar-24
Reference Count: 0
Differentiation in Programs of Study and Supervised Experiences in Elementary School Counselor Preparation Programs in the United States.
Wehrly, Beatrice L.
Programs for the preparation of elementary school counselors are studied from two aspects: (1) their differentiation from secondary counselor programs; and (2) their comparison with the standards proposed by the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision. 225 counselor preparation programs participated in the study which surveyed: (1) courses geared to work at the elementary level; (2) professional studies in school counseling; (3) the educational setting; (4) behavior science foundations; and (5) supervised experiences. Replies to the survey indicated that many of the suggested topics for instruction were indeed offered, though as electives. Areas of needed growth included: (1) studies in the behavioral science area; (2) uniformity of required hours of practice; and (3) supervision of practicum students by elementary school counselors. It was suggested that the present scarcity of elementary counselors accounted for the latter two deficiencies. (TL)
Publication Type: N/A
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Authoring Institution: American Personnel and Guidance Association, Washington, DC.; Western Illinois Univ., Macomb.
Note: Paper presented at the American Personnel and Guidance Association Convention in New Orleans, Louisiana, March 22-26, 1970