ERIC Number: ED348626
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Counselor Role and Educational Change: Planning, Integration, and Basic Skills. Review of Literature.
Feller, Richard W.; And Others
This literature review addressing school counselor education is divided into four chapters. The first chapter contains an introduction describing the nature and purposes of the review and concludes with a presentation of the problem statements, focus questions, and technical information that guided the review process. It is noted that five questions guided the preparation of this literature review: (1) What are the basic skills?; (2) What is integration?; (3) How can educators of school counselors prepare counselors to help students acquire the basic skills?; (4) What is the counselor's role in helping students learn planning skills?; (5) What is the counselor's role in helping teachers integrate academic and vocational curricula? The second chapter contains information about how the review was conducted. It is noted that regrettably only a handful of empirically based manuscripts appeared in the preliminary screening of the literature, and these were largely descriptive surveys. The third and by far the longest chapter presents the results of the review and is organized around seven focus questions; these expand on the original five questions cited earlier by addiing two more explicitly addressed to basic skills acquisition in persons about to enter the workforce and variations in the degree to which such persons possess those skills. This chapter takes up each of the seven suggestions in turn and discusses each in detail. The fourth chapter summarizes the results and includes recommendations relating to issues critical to school counselor education. This chapter stresses that report after report expressed concern that the old basic skills, the ability to read, write, and compute, even if developed to once satisfactory levels, are no longer sufficient for the workplace of the 1990s and beyond. A list of 218 references concludes the document. (ABL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Univ., Ft. Collins. School of Occupational and Educational Studies.
Note: For other documents in this series, see CG 024 445-450.