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ERIC Number: ED026658
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 9
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Selective Retention Practices in Secondary School Counselor Education.
Sweeney, Thomas J.
In an effort to determine current practices in counselor education concerning secondary-school counselor selection, a survey was conducted in 1968, using a questionnaire focusing on three areas: (1) pre-admission selection, (2) selective retention during training, and (3) selective-endorsement upon completion of the program. Questionnaires were sent to two counselor training programs in each state. Activities considered regular parts of pre-admission selection include: (1) interviews by 46% of the respondants, (2) tests of academic potential beyond graduate school requirements (34%), (3) personality inventories (12%), and (4) miscellaneous other procedures (40%). Some 72% reported specific points of evaluation during training, and certain self-development opportunities were available: (1) individual counseling (65%), (2) group counseling (78%), (3) both (26%), (4) neither (11%), and (5) other opportunities (17%). Generally, candidates were advised of these opportunities early. Some 81% responded that endorsing graduates was an important function. Over 50% indicated involvement in research to improve selection practices over the currently used tools and guidelines. (BP)
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Authoring Institution: South Carolina Univ., Columbia. School of Education.