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ERIC Number: ED516313
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 266
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1097-5932-7
Beginning Counselor Educators' Experiences Developing a Research Agenda
Wilde, Brandon J.
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Idaho State University
To date, counselor education literature is narrow in the accounts of counselor educators' experiences as active scholars (Hill, 2004). Consequently, there is little research accounting for the experience of developing a research agenda for counselor educators during their initial faculty appointment. Hermeneutic, phenomenological methodology was used to explore experiences of developing a research agenda for five beginning counselor educators. Through in-depth, open-ended interviews participants described their experience addressing (a) balance, (b) isolation, and (c) evaluation. Participant references to trusting relationships were also manifest across all themes. In addition, participant accounts identified the prevalence of each theme's meaning fluctuating over the nine-month course of participating in this study. Included in this study is the researchers reflexive account of his journey into phenomenology as an essential aspect to understanding both the phenomenon under study and the research process. Recommendations for beginning counselor educators, counselor educator mentors, and emerging counselor educators are provided. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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