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ERIC Number: EJ1063193
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
Global Links and Gaps in Counselor Education Programs: Establishing a Baseline
Shannonhouse, Laura; Myers, Jane E.
Professional Counselor, v4 n4 p353-362 2014
As the world grows more connected, the counseling profession has developed a significant focus on multicultural concerns and internationalization (the incorporation of international perspectives), but the extent of this phenomenon is currently unknown. The current pilot study established baseline data concerning how counselor education programs encouraged and supported international opportunities for students and faculty. Representatives from 62 of the 215 (as of spring 2011) programs accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs completed a survey describing their institutions' and departments' commitment to incorporating student and faculty international activities into their counselor preparation programs, and the nature of such activities in faculty involvement and counselor training. Two primary themes emerged from the data: (1) a disconnect between commitment to and execution of international activities, and (2) a one-sided approach to internationalization and cultural exchanges. Implications for research and counselor preparation are considered.
Descriptors: Counseling, Counselor Training, Global Approach, College Faculty, College Students, Teacher Participation, International Education, Cultural Influences, Data, Teacher Surveys, Counselor Educators, Statistical Analysis, Student Participation, Study Abroad
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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