9780618590612

The Transformed School Counselor

  • ISBN 13:

    9780618590612

  • ISBN 10:

    0618590617

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 08/09/2005
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
  • Newer Edition

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Summary

This introductory text provides an overview of how the school counseling profession has transformed to successfully meet the needs of 21st-century students. The Transformed School Counselorchallenges pre-service counselors to view their sphere of influence from a systemic perspective and develop an awareness of the major societal and educational changes impacting the school counselor including economy, technology, family structures, standards-based education, and diversity. A full chapter addresses student diversity, including issues related to gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity and culture, socio-economic status, and ability and disability. A school-based scenario in every chapter asks students to consider contemporary issues such as closing the achievement gap and bullying. The chapter concludes with a response to this scenario by a practicing school counselor. Topics include using counseling, consultation, and the coordination of services to impact the climate and culture of a school; advocating a social justice agenda and promoting equitable access to quality education; and implementing accountable school counseling programs. Special consideration is given to using technology to efficiently and effectively expand the delivery of services and communication.

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