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October 12, 1946

Counseling Techniques in Adult Education

JAMA. 1946;132(6):358. doi:10.1001/jama.1946.02870410046031

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This book sets forth in great detail the method of counseling with adult students in evening high school and college courses. It is based largely on the experience of the authors in the San Diego adult schools. It is a manual which sets down in well organized and detailed form what to do and what not to do in orienting and counseling adults enrolled in evening classes. It sets forth the role of the principal and of the faculty members in counseling and suggests technics whereby the more experienced students may be drawn into participation and leadership in the procedure. Numerous tested procedures with several record forms are described in detail. The book scarcely touches on medical topics and would be of interest to physicians only if they happened to be connected with a school organization in which adult education is stressed. In its own field it should be exceedingly

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