ERIC Number: ED197236
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
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Selection of School Counsellors in New Zealand.
Manthei, R. J.
This paper presents the views of the New Zealand Counselling and Guidance Association regarding the need for changes in the system of selecting individuals for training as school counselors in New Zealand. A number of options are offered for improving the mechanics of selection, recommending selection criteria, and suggesting procedures for differentiating applicants on the basis of such criteria. Options for improving selection include: (1) placing practicing counselors and university training staff on existing selection panels; (2) standardizing selection procedures; and (3) selecting people for training by means of a national or regional panel. Selection criteria are based on the applicant's motivation to learn, ability to work well with colleagues, and personal qualities, such as open-mindedness and self-acceptance. Procedures for differentiating applicants consist of: (1) writing or tape-recording responses to statements by students; (2) role-playing a counseling session; (3) writing a short paper on a topic relevant to school counseling; (4) leading a student discussion group and then analyzing the performance; and (5) undergoing a series of personal interviews with selection panel members. (Author/CS)
Publication Type: Reports - General; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand