Nigerian Journal of Guidance and Counselling

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Counselor Preparation in Nigeria and the United States of America

AA Adegoke, JR Culbreth


This paper compares and contrast counsellor-training programs in two institutions from different cultures. The University of Ilorin, Nigeria and The Pennsylvania State University. While the United States is. an industrialized western nation, Nigeria is a developing African nation. A comparative inquiry of this nature is likely to provide a comprehensive and contemporary view of the national conditions from which guidance and counselling concerns emerge in the two countries. The areas covered include course content, method of training, program emphasis, and accreditation. The implication of these issues for the development and improvement of counsellor education programs were discussed.

Nigerian Journal of Guidance and Counselling Vol. 6 (1&2) 1998: pp. 117-132
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