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ERIC Number: ED099743
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 13
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Counselors and the Counseling Needs of Environmentally Handicapped Students in Higher Education.
Kapel, David E.
This paper discusses in depth the counseling needs of environmentally handicapped college students, who are generally found in special programs or are admitted under special admissions, and are considered "high risk" by the institutions. No matter how desirable it is to get students through programs quickly, it is also important that students with environmental handicaps cbbe able to compete successfully when they are ready, not when the institution is ready. It is the goal of the counselor to help such students, cognitively and psychologically, to meet such challenges. The author discusses the social, cultural, and intellectual gaps which exist and cause problems between professors and counselors and the environmentally handicapped students. The couselors need to help these students identify goals, make decisions based on those goals, and evaluate realistically the options of movement available to them. Finally, the counselor has an obligation to work for institutional, programmatic, and value changes within the educational system. (Author/PC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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