ERIC Number: ED199214
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Feb
Prospective Teacher Selection and Personal Development: Using Preservice Counselors as Facilitators.
Bingham, Ronald D.; Hardy, Garry R.
A teacher education program designed to select and retain students who have a probability for success is described. The program is a cooperative effort of the Department of Counselor Education and the Department of Elementary Education at Brigham Young University. The prospective teacher is provided experiences, both on campus and in the field, that make possible a careful assessment of the teaching profession and the likelihood of personal compatibility with the teaching role. Advanced students in the Counselor Education Department, under faculty supervision, offer preservice teachers workshops, seminars, consultation, and individual and group counseling. Part of this guidance service includes a Personal Assessment Feedback program which enables the prospective teachers an opportunity to explore the appropriateness of their career choice and also provides counselor and faculty with a framework for helping them in personal and professional development. (JD)
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, Career Choice, Counselor Client Relationship, Counselor Training, Education Majors, Field Experience Programs, Higher Education, Individual Development, Informal Assessment, Preservice Teacher Education, Student Attitudes, Student Evaluation, Student Recruitment, Teacher Effectiveness
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (Detroit, MI, February 17-20, 1981).