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ERIC Number: ED449410
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
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Life in a World: Preparing Counselors To Work with Technology.
Lewis, Jacqueline; Coursol, Diane; Khan, Lutfa; Wilson, Annmaree
This study investigated the perception of the role of technology in counseling and related professions, attitudes toward technology, and the use of the new information technologies among counselor education students. The study included 83 students (24 men; 59 women) who attended a university in the Midwest. The baseline data can assist counselor educators in their efforts to offer curricular opportunities that promote technological competence among their students and prepare them to face the challenges of the information age. The results indicated that students believe technological skills are important for their professional success. Counselor education programs can adopt a pragmatic approach to preparing technologically proficient counselors who are capable of creatively using technology to advance the profession. Within the framework of an information age, counselor educators must evaluate how they can prepare students who can innovatively and appropriately harness the potential of technology. (Contains 1 table and 15 references.) (JDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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