ERIC Number: ED043066
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Aug
Reference Count: 0
An Evaluation of an Experimental Program on Alcoholism and Other Drug Abuse Counseling.
Kanun, Clara; Reinertsen, David
The evaluation of this three-quarter experimental sequence of courses includes three phases: (1) the use of non-participant observation of the lectures; (2) a series of questionnaires periodically administered to class participants; and (3) a projected survey of class participants to assess the influence and consequences of the course experience. Two primary course goals are identified: (1) the training of counselors for the rehabilitation of alcohol and drug dependents; and (2) the informing of a broad sweep of professionals in social work, education, nursing and personnel work. A student profile at the beginning of the course showed 107 participants, ages 25-65, with varied educational and occupational backgrounds. At the end of the course only 73 remained. This information is broken down and discussed. The content of the courses taught all three quarters is presented. Problems encountered included: (1) ambiguity of course goals; (2) lack of continuity in the lectures; (3) diversity of the students with respect to prior education and experience; and (4) too broad a range of material to be treated in any depth. (TL)
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Sponsor: Minnesota Univ., St. Paul.
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