ERIC Number: ED119077
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Closing the Gap: A Study of Four Counselor Education Programs and Efforts to Facilitate Role Implementation and Counselor Effectiveness in the School.
Minnesota State Dept. of Education, St. Paul. Pupil Personnel Services Section.
This study is a pioneer effort to bring together the theory of counselor education, implementation of counselor role in the schools once a person is employed and the evaluation of his/her effectiveness with others. It is an extensive research project studying both the elementary and secondary school counselor the study sought to examine the value of providing on-the-job consultation to a recently trained group of counselors from each of four institutions. It included identification of the four counselor education objectives and the proposed time to be spent by the trained counselor across a set of functions if he were implementing the training model. The analysis included a study of functions performed by counselors; professional staff perceptions of guidance functions and relationships; personality factors of counselors and their relationship to selected guidance outcome variables. On the basis of this three-year project, the authors offer a number of recommendations for increasing the relevance and effectiveness of counselor education programs. These include: emphasis on the counselor's role as consultant to parents, teachers and administration; additional research on influence of on-site consultation; increased training in psychological education; and development of better procedures for career guidance training. (NG)
Descriptors: Counseling Effectiveness, Counselor Characteristics, Counselor Evaluation, Counselor Role, Counselor Training, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation, Guidance, Program Descriptions, Program Development, State Departments of Education
Minnesota Department of Education, Documents Section, Room 140, Centennial Building, St. Paul 1, Minnesota 55101
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota State Dept. of Education, St. Paul. Pupil Personnel Services Section.
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