The development of a model information centre containing appropriate guidance materials for Newfoundland counsellors : a report

O'Reilly, Henry Vincent (1974) The development of a model information centre containing appropriate guidance materials for Newfoundland counsellors : a report. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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The title, "Development of a Model Information Centre Containing Appropriate Guidance Materials for Newfoundland Counsellors", summarizes the general intention for developing the project. The writer developed an Information Centre containing occupational, educational, and personal-social information available in Newfoundland. Before actual collection of materials was conducted, surveys were developed to assess the need of such an undertaking. -- By conducting a survey of the province's guidance counsellors, evidence was found indicating that sources of information were not being utilized effectively by schools. A survey of the guidance supervisors in the other nine provinces pointed out that such undertakings were worthwhile in provinces where they were tried. Those provinces not having initiated such a project also acclaimed its worth. -- With this background information, the writer proceeded to collect the three types of information - 1) occupational, 2) educational, and 3) personal-social. Counsellors helped identify the occupational interest areas of students on the questionnaire. Recommended types of educational and personal-social information were taken from the literature. Using these types of information, the writer proceeded to contact in person or by letter any organizations or groups disseminating occupational, educational, or personal-social information. Each organization or group contacted was also asked questions about the cost and availability of their materials, the availability of resource people; and further sources of information. -- Once the information was collected; it was classified and displayed by using a system developed by modifying various approaches reported in the literature. After filing and classification of the materials, the model Information Centre was erected and displayed as an example of a centre that could be developed and used by counsellors throughout the province. -- To supplement the centre, an Information Service Packet was developed for counsellors. This was designed to help counsellors become aware of various guidance materials sources and pertinent information about organizations and groups in the province. The writer has encouraged the appropriate officials to have this packet reproduced and sent to all schools as a help in initiating or even updating sources for Information Services.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/7537
Item ID: 7537
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves 56-58.
Department(s): Education, Faculty of
Date: 1974
Date Type: Submission
Geographic Location: Canada--Newfoundland and Labrador
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Educational counseling; Vocational guidance

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