Author: Rick A. Houser
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Release Date: 2014-01-31
The Third Edition of Counseling and Educational Research: Evaluation and Application emphasizes the importance of being a good consumer of research and teaches readers how to conduct research in practice. Written in an engaging, conversational tone, the book uses concrete examples from professional literature to demonstrate how to effectively evaluate and interpret research articles—without relying on discipline-specific jargon. The Third Edition features new examples, updated research, a new chapter on single-subject research, a new chapter on the use of technology and research, and much more.
`Aimed at those studying at Masters level... this is a concentrated and thorough read... The systematic and methodical approach to the description of research processes is excellent... In working with organizations, we have all become used to a culture of evaluation and accountability. This book gives us an opportunity to fill in some of the gaps in our training which commonly ignores both. The author invites us to become practitioner//scientists or researchers. We are asked to take some active responsibility for our methods of practice by evaluating evidence and therefore achieving maximum effectiveness - a stimulating challenge' - Counselling at Work This book focuses on the interpretation and evaluation of
Facts101 is your complete guide to Counseling and Educational Research, Evaluation and Application. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.
Research is often an intimidating topic in a counselor training program. This text helps to alleviate students’ concerns while helping them learn what they need to know. It presents the most essential components of research and illustrates them with meaningful examples, enabling students to master each component. Recognizing that the profession of counseling has entered the age of accountability, Erford developed RESEARCH AND EVALUATION IN COUNSELING to help educate counselors and future counselors about research and evaluation procedures so that their treatment of clients can be more effective and efficient. Organized into three topical sections, the second edition addresses the curricular requirements of the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), providing the latest information on research, statistics, and evaluation procedures. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
"This book is intended as a resource for counseling students and educators to help incorporate leadership and advocacy training into the counseling curriculum, based on the new standards set forth by CACREP. It identifies the historical context of leadership and advocacy, provides a framework from which to understand these concepts, and provides concrete examples of leadership and advocacy happening in the field today"-- Provided by publisher.
Erford’s book presents a broad overview of basic issues in psychological and educational assessment. The book familiarizes students with the essentials of testing, covering such concepts as ethical, legal, and diversity issues; reliability, validity, and test construction; and the pertinent tests needed by professional counselors to conduct thorough and effective assessments. Erford’s guidance on basic procedures such as test selection, as well as the book’s examples and applications relevant to a range of practices and clientele, help students learn how and when to use the correct assessment tools with diverse clients. In addition, the author and other contributors focus on the importance of counselor identity and the essentials of this complex field. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: Daniel L. Stufflebeam
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2014-09-26
The golden standard evaluation reference text Now in its second edition, Evaluation Theory, Models, andApplications is the vital text on evaluation models, perfectfor classroom use as a textbook, and as a professional evaluationreference. The book begins with an overview of the evaluation fieldand program evaluation standards, and proceeds to cover the mostwidely used evaluation approaches. With new evaluation designs andthe inclusion of the latest literature from the field, thisSecond Edition is an essential update for professionals andstudents who want to stay current. Understanding and choosingevaluation approaches is critical to many professions, andEvaluation Theory, Models, and Applications, Second Editionis the benchmark evaluation guide. Authors Daniel L. Stufflebeam and Chris L. S. Coryn, widelyconsidered experts in the evaluation field, introduce and describe23 program evaluation approaches, including, new to this edition,transformative evaluation, participatory evaluation, consumerfeedback, and meta-analysis. Evaluation Theory, Models, andApplications, Second Edition facilitates the process ofplanning, conducting, and assessing program evaluations. Thehighlighted evaluation approaches include: Experimental and quasi-experimental design evaluations Daniel L. Stufflebeam's CIPP Model Michael Scriven's Consumer-Oriented Evaluation Michael Patton's Utilization-Focused Evaluation Robert Stake's Responsive/Stakeholder-Centered Evaluation Case Study Evaluation Key readings listed at the end of each chapter direct readers tothe most important references for each topic. Learning objectives,review questions, student exercises, and instructor supportmaterials complete the collection of tools. Choosing fromevaluation approaches can be an overwhelming process, butEvaluation Theory, Models, and Applications, Second Editionupdates the core evaluation concepts with the latest research,making this complex field accessible in just one book.
Make sure your students get the most from their online learning experiences Even though nearly every K-12 public school in the United States has broadband Internet access, the Web’s vast potential as a teaching and learning tool has still not been realized. Web-based learning opportunities have been expensive, slow to develop, and time-consuming to implement, despite pressure on schools to adopt technology solutions that will cure their educational ills. Web-Based Learning in K-12 Classrooms: Opportunities and Challenges chronicles the up and downs of online learning and offers unique insights into its future, providing a comprehensive, curriculum-wide treatment of K-12 content areas (reading, science, mathematics, social studies), special education, counseling, virtual schools, exemplary schools, implementation issues, and educational Web sites. The Internet represents a powerful, complex set of technologies that offers your students access to unlimited knowledge—but that access doesn’t replace the human interactions found in classrooms. Placing a student in front of a computer monitor is a supplement to classroom learning, not a substitute for it. Academics and education professionals address questions surrounding the key issues involved in successfully incorporating the wide range of Web-based learning opportunities (formal courses, demonstrations, simulations, collaborations, searches) into the classroom, including technology, content, and implementation. Web-Based Learning in K-12 Classrooms examines: inquiry-based learning online interaction displaying student work online Internet accessibility for students with disabilities initiating school counselors into e-learning technologies the role of government in virtual schools Web-based schools in California, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Vermont, and Texas a 13-category classification system for online educational resources the ATLAS model for program implementation evaluations of more than 1,000 pieces of online information (articles, research, reports, news, and statistics) and 900 Web applications (tutorials, drills, games, and tests) with evaluation criteria Web-Based Learning in K-12 Classrooms is a vital resource for educators interested in online learning applications across the K-12 curriculum.
Author: Thomas W. Blume
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2006-03-31
A complete and accessible resource for working with couples andfamilies Becoming a Family Counselor sets a new standard for family therapytexts. Working from a broad historical orientation, it focuses onthe common themes that reappear across various theoreticalapproaches and connects family practice with individual approaches.Crossing boundaries of generation, gender, race, and culture, thisuseful introduction presents current thinking related to today'spractice issues. The text begins with an overview of couple and family counseling,emphasizing the diversity and unity in the field. The developmentof the field is examined, from its roots in the nineteenth centurythrough its identity crisis in the 1980s. Subsequent chapters layout an integrated approach to contemporary family research, theory,and therapy; core chapters focus on understanding the contributionsof behavioral, organizational, narrative, emotional, and spiritualperspectives. The last section of the book offers practicalchapters on conducting family therapy in organizational contextsthat often define the client in individual terms. Readers areencouraged to balance a change orientation with a respect forcontinuity and tradition. Complete with illuminating case studies, self-evaluation exercises,suggestions for independent study, and current ethics codes,Becoming a Family Counselor is a dynamic resource suitable for bothstudents and practicing mental health professionals.
This book is designed for use with beginning counselors-in-training who need a straightforward discussion of the history, strengths, limitations, theories, and techniques of the profession.The book includes chapter overviews, chapter summaries, and review questions to assist readers in mastering material. Chapters read easily without over-referencing or the inclusion of esoteric material. Because of its size and breadth of overview, supplemental resources can be used to bring special emphasis to subjects of special interest.For those beginning a career in counseling, or anyone looking to refresh their knowledge of the field.
Author: Linda Dale Bloomberg
Release Date: 2008-01-24
Genre: Social Science
Completing your Qualitative Dissertation fills an important gap in the qualitative research literature by specifically addressing the fast-growing practice of qualitative postgraduate dissertations in colleges and universities throughout the world. Many students struggle to complete qualitative research projects because the research itself is inherently messy. To address this challenge the authors have distilled decades of experience into a first-of-its-kind, highly practical reference for graduate students. At the heart of the book is a series of chapters that models the typical progression of a dissertation. Each chapter is illustrated by examples that give the reader an understanding of what the actual write-up would look like. Emphasis throughout the book is on conceptual understanding as it relates to the practical aspects involved in navigating the dissertation process.