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ERIC Number: ED032557
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 8
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Elementary School Counselor Preparation: A Model.
Van Hoose, William H.
The majority of elementary counselors are former elementary teachers, probably with little specific preparation for the elementary counseling role. While some progress is being made to prepare competent counselors, much remains to be done. Competencies needed by elementary counselors include skills in the following areas: (1) counseling with children, individually and in groups; (2) consulting activities with adults; (3) working with all children, "normal" and exceptional; and (4) possessing depth understanding in child growth and development. Since the elementary counseling role contrasts sharply with the secondary role, and relevance for elementary school counseling cannot be subsumed within traditional offerings in counselor education, a differentiated preparation must be devised. A model program including listings of competencies required, specific content areas, and laboratory experiences, is presented in a two-year graduate format. A list of references is included. (KJ)
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Authoring Institution: Wayne State Univ., Detroit, MI.