ERIC Number: EJ860760
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jun
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A Framework for Creating a Climate of Transparency for Professional Performance Assessment: Fostering Student Investment in Gatekeeping
Foster, Victoria A.; McAdams, Charles R.
Counselor Education and Supervision, v48 n4 p271-284 Jun 2009
Students unfamiliar with their counseling program's professional performance assessment policies may consider such policies pejorative. Moreover, student beliefs about the primacy of ethical service to clients may be confounded when faculty members are reluctant or fail to formally address concerns about deficient professional performance of students. The authors propose a framework intended to promote openness and transparency in professional performance assessment and believe this framework is critical to students' accurate perceptions of the assessment process, their trust in faculty members, and their future investment in safeguarding public welfare and the ethical integrity of the counseling profession through gatekeeping.
Descriptors: Counselors, Ethics, Counselor Training, College Students, Models, Counselor Evaluation, Counselor Performance
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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