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ERIC Number: EJ1073103
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Dec
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1037-2911
Weekend Formats in Counsellor Education: A Case Example in the United States
McCarthy, John; Silliker, S. Alan
Australian Journal of Guidance and Counselling, v16 n2 p265-272 Dec 2006
Various course and program formats have been developed to better meet the needs of graduate students. One of them is the development of weekend-only courses and programs. This article examines one weekend counsellor education format in the United States, the St. Bonaventure University program offered in the Buffalo (New York) area, in detail. This program is offered approximately 60 miles from its main campus, and 10 cohorts have graduated since its inception in 1995. Advantages of the program include closer learner-instructor relationships as well as the community spirit that is created through lengthier class times. Covering and learning course material in shorter time spans are important challenges. Suggestions for implementation of a weekend program are included.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New York