ERIC Number: ED131357
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Apr-13
Reference Count: 0
A Nontraditional Approach to Counseling International Students.
McMillen, Patricia J.
The intent of this program is to explore a comprehensive plan for counseling international students at home and abroad. The goal is optimum development of the student to insure a positive personal and educational experience. Changes in international educational exchange, such as the presence of foreign students in special programs, necessitate rethinking of counseling and guidance procedures. A program for a counseling service to meet these needs is presented. Aspects which are highlighted are determination of needs and objectives, feasibility of testing, institutional accountability, in-service training, evaluation procedures and international alumni as a continuing resource. The primary and culminating emphasis is on guidance and counseling where the dynamics of interaction take place. The counselor's focus should be on developmental, preventative and remedial aspects in helping students to increase self-understanding, deal effectively with problems and reach constructive responsible decisions. Adjustment of the individual and the environment, planning and teamwork, leadership articulation and organization are stressed. Central to the entire process is recognition of the uniqueness of each individual. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Personnel and Guidance Association (Chicago, Illinois, April 11-14, 1976) ; Not available in hard copy due to marginal reproducibility of original