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A proposal for professional preparation in college student personnel work for western Canada

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dc.creator Gelowitz, Arnold Charles
dc.date.accessioned 2008-07-22T12:48:09Z
dc.date.available 2008-07-22T12:48:09Z
dc.date.copyright 1979-05-04
dc.date.issued 1979-05-04
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1957/9059
dc.description Graduation date: 1980 en_US
dc.description.abstract Purpose of the Study: Fundamental to the issue of a proposal for professional preparation in college student personnel work for Western Canada is: What are the training experiences that will constitute an adequate preparation for persons performing student personnel functions in two-year postsecondary institutions in Western Canada? There is a need for research regarding training programs in student personnel work for Western Canada. Consequently the purpose of this research was to: 1. List and analyze the functions and programs considered essential by the majority of the respondents for a comprehensive training curriculum in student personnel work for Western Canada. 2. Make recommendations for a training program that would be based on the respondents' consideration of the essential functions of student personnel work and essential courses in the training program for student personnel workers. 3. Make recommendations to a planning committee at a university in Western Canada recently preparing to establish a Masters training program for college student personnel workers. The Procedures: A mailed survey questionnaire with a one to five Likert scale was used to gather data. The population of the study utilized 53 post-secondary institutions in Western Canada. The sample for the study consisted of presidents, directors of student services, admissions officers, head counselors, financial aid officers, and coordinators of student activities. Of the 2,10 questionnaires sent out, 120 (57 percent) responses were received. The analysis of variance test was used to analyze the difference among the mean scores for each of the training program statements, with the 0.05 level of significance being used to determine differences existing among the six groups. A test of least significant difference was used to determine whether significant differences existed between means of the statements which were rejected in the analysis of variance test. Selected Findings: The numbers and percentages provided by respondents when ranked indicated the student services functions considered valuable and the courses desired in training programs for college student personnel work. The questionnaire also established a need for a training program in student personnel work and the philosophical basis of the respondents in Western Canada. The analysis of variance test indicated that the six groups were alike in their responses to the functions and training program statements. Selected Conclusions The respondents appeared to favor a training program in college student personnel work which was characterized by a strong orientation to counseling, student personnel work, internships, student counseling practica, and practicum in student personnel work. The respondents also gave emphasis to special characteristics and needs of the two-year post-secondary students such as: lifestyle and career development, groups, adult education, study of college students, tests and measures, and appraisal of the individual. The training programs selected by the respondents could be considered to be a model for individuals interested in a career in student personnel work in post-secondary institutions in Western Canada. The investigation suggests that time is rapidly approaching for a leading university in Western Canada to establish a training program in college student personnel work. en_US
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dc.subject.lcsh Counseling in higher education -- Canada en_US
dc.title A proposal for professional preparation in college student personnel work for western Canada en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.degree.name Doctor of Education (Ed. D.) in Education en_US
dc.degree.level Doctoral en_US
dc.degree.discipline School of Education en_US
dc.degree.grantor Oregon State University en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Trow, JoAnne
dc.contributor.committeemember Clark, Glen
dc.contributor.committeemember Shively, Stan
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