An appraisal of the counsellor education program at Memorial University of Newfoundland as perceived by its students : summer 1970 - spring 1973

Denine, Shirley Mary Hayes (1978) An appraisal of the counsellor education program at Memorial University of Newfoundland as perceived by its students : summer 1970 - spring 1973. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the Counsellor Education Program at Memorial University during its formative years by a follow-up of former students to obtain their assessment of the educational experiences afforded them by the program. -- The sample for this study consisted of all students who entered the Counsellor Education Program prior to June 1973, and had completed at least six graduate courses in counsellor education. Included were all full-time master's students and all part-time diploma students for a total of 65 individuals. -- A questionnaire developed by the writer was the instrument used in soliciting the opinions of the respondents to this study. The questionnaires were mailed to the 65 individuals participating in the study. -- The method chosen to analyze the data obtained through this project consisted of reporting combinations of raw scores only, raw scores and percentages, or raw scores, percentages, and mean ratings presented in tables. Responses to open-ended questions were summarized and reported by the writer as well. -- The major findings of the study revealed that 72 per cent of the respondents to the questionnaire perceived themselves as using at least some of the counselling skills and knowledge learned during the program. -- The changes in the program considered to be most desirable related to improving the practicum and providing more course choice and flexibility in the program. Respondents felt most adequately prepared in the areas of testing, individual counselling and research. -- Despite specific criticisms and suggestions for improvement, the general assessment of the program was a positive one.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/7588
Item ID: 7588
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves 112-113.
Department(s): Education, Faculty of
Date: 1978
Date Type: Submission
Geographic Location: Canada--Newfoundland and Labrador
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Student counselors--Training of--Newfoundland and Labrador

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