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ERIC Number: ED068874
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Mar-27
Pages: 27
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Reference Count: 0
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A Training Method to Teach Paraprofessionals Peer Counseling.
Meyer, Marilyn; And Others
The training methods used to develop peer counselors to colead counseling groups and provide both remedial and preventive counseling to academically able freshmen who have never performed at a level in keeping with their potential are described. Freshman subjects were selected on a voluntary basis from those who scored in the top quartile in the American College Testing Program, but failed to reach a 2.00 grade point average. The differentiating treatment between the experimental and control groups consisted of a peer-led counseling group experience. The "effect" of the group experience on academic behavior was measured by comparing grade point averages of the experimental and control groups. In addition, follow-up data is to be collected for three consecutive semesters. The major body of this report is a verbatim transcript of some of the group sessions. (Author/BW)
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Note: Paper presented at the American Personnel and Guidance Association Convention, March 25-30, 1972, Chicago, Illinois