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Selection for professional training as educational psychologists: equity and justice?

R Newmark

Abstract


I co-ordinate the MEd Psych programme of the Department of Educational Psychology, University of Stellenbosch. After the completion of this training programme as well as an internship of twelve months, candidates are qualified to register as educational psychologists at the Health Professions Council of South Africa. Due to the professional demands of this training programme, only twelve students are selected for it annually. Because only twelve students are selected, the selection committee has an ethical and legal responsibility to ensure that the selection process is fair towards candidates. In my capacity as programme co-ordinator and chair of the selection committee, I find it challenging to facilitate a fair selection process. In this article I critique the selection protocol of the MEd Psych programme at the University of Stellenbosch.



(South African Journal of Higher Education: 2003 17 (3): 114-121)



http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/sajhe.v17i3.25410
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