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ERIC Number: ED031716
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 20
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The Counselor as A Social Reconstructionist.
Riccio, Anthony C.
Much literature is developing saying that counselor educators and the counselors they prepare must become agents of social reconstruction. For by attempting to alter society in terms of what they know to be the persistent needs of youth, they will make it much easier for the counseling process to be effective. Three assumptions need to be made in considering the counselor as an agent of social reconstruction: (1) a definite relationship must exist between what a counselor preaches and what he is, (2) there must be a willingness of others to listen to the arguments that the counselor can be more effective if he participates in social reconstruction, and (3) the environment in which the counselor lives and works will permit him to function as an agent of reconstruction. Evidence to support these assumptions include: (1) the development and use of the Columbus Testing Profile, (2) the involvement of counselors with businessmen to set up a program in vocational education, and (3) work being done jointly by vocational educators and state guidance supervisors. Much work remains, however, in the areas of testing and providing quality education for all. Before reconstruction can happen, counselors must be convinced change is necessary. (Author/KJ)
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Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Coll. of Education.