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ERIC Number: ED022190
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Sep
Pages: 61
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An Evaluation of a Counselor Education Program Designed for Prospective Elementary School Counselors Enrolled in 1965-66 NDEA Institute.
Ohlsen, Merle M.
This study determines the impact of the 1965-66 NDEA Institute for the preparation of elementary school counselors on its 30 enrollees. Using a definition of the elementary school counselor's role, the institute staff developed a program including statistics, counseling theory and practice, group procedures, mental hygience, personality and child development, learning theories, exceptional children, diagnosis and treatment of learning problems, and a year practicum. Data were collected at the beginning and end of instruction and after at least one semester on the job. The guidance clearly suggests that enrollees mastered new professional knowledge and skills, and came to believe in themselves as professionals. Group counseling touched enrollees' personal lives, seeming to increase their self-confidence, self-acceptance, understanding, and human relations skills. Enrollees felt that better use could have been made of films and video recordings. More emphasis seems needed in developing competencies in the consulting role. More instruction seems needed in curriculum and guidance, vocational development for children, and the use of referral agencies and community resources. The strongest features were practicum, group counseling, and relationships with the staff and peers. (Author/PH)
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Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Coll. of Education.