A report of a counselling internship at the West Essex Secondary Tutorial Unit, Harlow, England with a report on an investigation into the relationship between assertive behavior and job satisfaction for student teacher interns

Woodman, Ronald K. (1991) A report of a counselling internship at the West Essex Secondary Tutorial Unit, Harlow, England with a report on an investigation into the relationship between assertive behavior and job satisfaction for student teacher interns. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

The internship was carried out at the West Essex Secondary Tutorial Unit, Harlow, England, from April 1985 to July 1985. Memorial University of Newfoundland operates a campus in Harlow for students who wish to complete an internship program as partial fulfillment of a degree program. The Harlow campus consists of a library, lecture facilities, dormitory, kitchen, and dinning hall. -- The main purpose of the internship program was to enhance the skills of the intern and to apply theory to real life situations. -- During the course of the internship program the intern experienced and improved his skills in the areas of: individual counselling; group counselling; case conferencing; parent meetings; and, report writing. The intern also further developed his skills in communication with community agencies; worked with students at all levels of the educational continuum; and attended information sessions on multiculturalism, Gypsy education, the Spastic Society, and the British education system. -- The intern studied a special topics course entitled Counselling Parents of Exceptional Children, 6852 and completed several presentations to undergraduate student teacher interns on this topic. -- The research component of the internship was conducted to determine if a relationship exists between assertiveness and job satisfaction for student teacher interns. The results show a significant negative correlation for the subjects (r = -.41, p,>.05, N = 19) and suggest the need for further research in this area. -- The report concludes with a summary of the internship program.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/4987
Item ID: 4987
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves 89-93.
Department(s): Education, Faculty of
Date: 1991
Date Type: Submission
Geographic Location: England--Harlow
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Student counselors--In-service training--England--Harlow; Student counselors--England--Harlow; Assertiveness (Psychology); Teachers--In-service training--England--Harlow; Teachers--Job satisfaction

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