ERIC Number: ED117580
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Dec
Reference Count: 0
A School Counselor Education Program for Persons Without Teaching Experience. A Project Report.
Havens, Robert I.
The purposes of this school counselor preparation program were twofold: (1) to recruit, train, and certify as school counselors in Wisconsin individuals with strong behavioral science undergraduate training and experience in related helping professions; and (2) to ascertain if school counselors without teaching experience could be as effective as school counselors with teaching experience. This report includes a description of the two-year counselor education program, as well as program evaluation methods and procedures. Data generated indicate that there are no performance differences between interns from this program and control counselors, as perceived by student clients, teachers, administrators, and other pupil personnel specialists. While the data are tentative because the largest group of persons trained through the internship (15) has yet to perform independently as school counselors, the results of the project and study tend to shed more light on the ability of persons without teaching experience to perform as school counselors. (Author/SL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Dept. of Counseling and Guidance.