ERIC Number: ED097598
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Counselor Education Curricula - The Spring of Hope, the Winter of Despair.
Caskey, O. L.
In this speech, the author discusses the task of curriculum design in counselor education. He focuses on several component parts of this difficult task, including developing a theory of curriculum, defining counseling--its goals and outcomes, and explaining counselor characteristics. Only when these more general questions have been answered in a manner which reflects the commitment of an institution and a staff can the more typical steps of curriculum planning be undertaken. The specifications of courses, the allotting of credit hours, and the formulation of degree plans are mechanical and relatively unimportant aspects when compared to the fundamental concepts which undergird a program's reason for being. If a curriculum becomes a superficial arrangement of academic experiences providing little substance and preparing the individual to do little more than he would have been able to do without the program, then the problem most likely lies in failure to decide what kind of program to propose, and to develop outcomes with which all can be satisfied. (Author/PC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the EPDA Workshop (University of New Mexico, January 1974)