ERIC Number: ED439368
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Dec
Counselors as the Foundation of Global Change.
This paper reports on a qualitative research project based on a needs assessment of counselor training as well as a review of relevant literature. It presents a STAR* Model (*Student Training and Achievement Re-envisioned), four ways to propose changes in a counselor education graduate program that will encompass needed changes while not taking away more time from students. The four approaches for change in counselor preparation are: curriculum enhancement; professional development school; international professional development; and cyberspace. The goals are to better train counselors so they will have a firm foundation to develop diversity awareness and responsibility through a transformed worldview. It concludes that this process can lead to acceptance of the richness of global differences which can provide an expanded perspective for solving problems, engaging in creative projects, reaping the benefits of collaboration and research, and implementing global change. (Contains 11 references.) (JDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: "Relating in a Global Community." Proceedings of the International Conference on Counseling in the 21st Century (7th, Sydney, Australia, December 29-31,1998); see CG 029 933.