ERIC Number: EJ1108861
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Training Counseling Students to Develop Group Leadership Self-Efficacy and Multicultural Competence through Service Learning
Midgett, Aida; Hausheer, Robin; Doumas, Diana M.
Journal for Specialists in Group Work, v41 n3 p262-282 2016
This article describes a service-learning project designed to increase student group leadership self-efficacy and multicultural competence. Students facilitated debriefing groups for campus and community members after they participated in a theater production aimed at increasing awareness of oppression, power, and privilege. Students completed pre- and posttest measures to evaluate this approach. After completing the project, there was a significant increase in students' group leadership self-efficacy and a trend toward significance in multicultural knowledge. However, there was no change in multicultural awareness. Implications for incorporating service learning as a teaching strategy in counselor education preparing students to conduct group work are discussed.
Descriptors: Service Learning, Self Efficacy, Multicultural Education, Interpersonal Competence, Counselor Training, Team Training, Leadership Training, Pretests Posttests, Student Projects, Cultural Awareness, Teaching Methods, Theater Arts, Social Justice, Teamwork, Masters Programs, Self Concept Measures, Program Effectiveness
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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