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ERIC Number: EJ870434
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-0266-7363
An Evaluation of a Pre-Training Assistant Educational Psychologist Programme
Monsen, Jeremy J.; Brown, Emma; Akthar, Zobiah; Khan, Sehra Y.
Educational Psychology in Practice, v25 n4 p369-383 Dec 2009
Two cohorts of psychology graduates with Graduate Basis for Registration (GBR) with the British Psychological Society (BPS), and a range of relevant work experience (teaching, youth and social work) were employed by the Kent Educational Psychology Service (EPS) over a two-year period as assistant educational psychologists (Assistant EPs). This paper presents information about the role and effectiveness of this pre-training Assistant EP programme. The role of the Assistant EP was identified as including: individual and group level casework, projects, applied research, and delivering training, under the direct supervision of EPs. All Assistant EP work was evaluated using a range of measures. Outcomes showed that intervention targets (as agreed using the Target Monitoring and Review form) were consistently met or exceeded. Key stakeholders perceived Assistant EPs to be a valuable and flexible resource and Assistant EPs felt that the role prepared them well for applying for professional training courses. The paper concludes with a brief discussion around the future role of pre-training Assistant EPs. (Contains 5 figures and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom