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ERIC Number: ED325777
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Pages: 20
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Theorists and Chief Practitioners Recommend Books in Related Disciplines Which Master's Level Student Personnel Students Should Read.
Dressel, Fred B.
One aspect of the student personnel field which has not been researched is a list of the basic books in the fields related to the profession with which professionals-in-training should be familiar. This study sought to identify those books by surveying Chief Student Affairs Officers (CSAO) (N=45) and heads (N=58) of student personnel preparation programs listed as being most important for students in master's degree programs to read. Titles of books were checked to determine if they actually existed. Each book was assigned to the following categories based on the Library of Congress designation: management, counseling, higher education, research, college students, social issues, or student personnel. Results indicated there was not much agreement among respondents as to which specific books are most important for professionals-in-training to read, although there was more agreement on the category of books these students should be reading. Tables list the top 11 books related to student personnel; the categories of related books; choices by heads of programs approved and not approved by Commission XII; and choices of books by heads of programs, classified as administration, counseling, or student development. (ABL)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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