ERIC Number: ED435049
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Aug
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Technology Competence of Counselor Educators.
Myers, Jane E.; Gibson, Donna M.
Discussions about the importance of technology have permeated every area of the counseling field. How prepared are counselors for changes in technology? How competent are counselors in the use of technology? Who will provide the training? This study attempts to address some of these issues. It is designed to assess how competent counselors are in the technology skills they will require their students to possess. A survey based on The Technology Interest Network of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES) set of 12 competencies that counselors should have upon graduation was published in the Spring 1999 issue of "Spectrum." Because persons other than counselor educators responded, the results may have limited generalizability to the membership of ACES. Survey results indicate that counselor educators and counseling students lack a uniformly high level of technology competence. Given the likely possibility that primarily "technology-interested" individuals completed the survey, the results probably overestimate the actual levels of technology competence among counselor educators and students. As the impetus for advanced technology continues, it will be important to address both pre- and in-service preparation that will enhance needed technology competence in the counseling field. (Contains 7 references.) (Author/JDM)
Descriptors: College Students, Competence, Computers, Counselor Educators, Counselor Role, Counselor Training, Educational Practices, Educational Technology, Higher Education, Measures (Individuals), Occupational Surveys, Performance Based Assessment, Research and Development, Technology Education, Theory Practice Relationship
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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