Consultation -- Defining Consultation -- Social Justice Considerations and the Consultation Process -- Consultation Strategies -- Questioning Domains -- Assessing School Culture -- Questions to Consider -- Chapter 5. The programs developed should be evidence-based and should show how they are helping the needs of all of the identified students from the school profile. The author encourages the use of a social justice lens to help school counselors and school counseling programs close the achievement gap. The Specialist designation is good for five years. Using this information, the professional school counselor can identify areas of concern in the school. Counseling and Intervention Planning -- Critical Factors That Impact School Counseling and the Counseling Relationship -- Culturally Appropriate Counseling Interventions -- Assessing School Counselors? For the webinars and presentations some users may need to to play archived webinar recordings. The author shows counselors how they can improve both the delivery and impact of their counseling, consulting, and coordination services by incorporating data and advocacy into their everyday work.
In school counseling literature, however, this discussion has been relatively absent—particularly regarding those students living in urban contexts. The first rationale for this book, then, is to highlight the plight of Black males with specific emphasis on the ecological components of their lives in relation to current school culture and trends e. I would recommend purchasing it for counselor inservice programs, and I would use it in my graduate counselor education classes. How can professional school counselors make sure that every student has the chance to succeed? Therefore, the second reason for this special issue is to include the scholarship of professional school counselors and counselor educators with policy change in mind. Books must be purchased separately. Given an educational system that produces unequal opportunities for student learning, closing the gap requires thinking out of a box and the current conglomeration of social and economic policies. Conyne advances this unique and evolving service in a three-part, comprehensive overview of the skills necessary for trainees of counseling and other helping professionals to succeed in group settings.
School counselors can play a powerful role in closing the achievement gap when they incorporate the principles of social justice into their practice. Are some in society privileged and complicit in denying people of color the advantages and protections from harm most of us take for granted? Be a major player in improving student development and performance! She resides with her husband and two children in Potomac, Maryland. As a professional school counselor, one of our biggest concerns for our schools is closing the achievement gap for student success. One of the biggest areas of concern is the differences in achievement on standardized test scores. Challenging Bias -- Guidelines for Challenging Bias -- Social Justice Education in Schools -- Questions to Consider -- Chapter 8. Holding high expectations of students regardless of ethnic background and using data to help students.
School counseling to close the achievement gap: A social justice framework for success. She has written numerous book chapters and refereed articles on issues pertaining to diversity in school counselor education. Collecting and Utilizing Data -- What is Accountability? Scholars will be invited to contribute manuscripts that explore race, masculinity and academic achievement in relation to the role of school counselors. Throughout the text, case studies, informational sidebars, and experiential activities make for a more engaging learning experience and encourage additional contemplation of chapter content. These include leadership, commitment of the entire staff, extensive professional development, early literacy support, and data-driven instructional decision-making and student monitoring.
The author encourages using a social justice advocacy lens to help counselors and counseling programs close the achievement gap. Please note, access to all webinars, journal article, magazine articles and quizzes is included in the registration price. Closing the achievement gap: Lessons from successful schools. Advancing equity: Removing roadblocks to achieving high academic standards. Graduate credit is now available for individuals who complete the Cultural Competency Specialist after March 5, 2018. Children have no say about where they are born or what school they attend.
Obviously the title stood out to me then. This is designed to encourage school counselors and counselor educators to give more thought to Black male identity development that takes into consideration differential experiences in society as a whole, and schools in particular, as a function of the intersection of their race, as well as their gender. The author provides a variety of strategies to support school counselors in six key functions—counseling, consulting, coordinating services, connecting schools to families and communities, collecting and analyzing data, and challenging bias—and shows counselors how to advocate for the healthy development and academic success of all students. As such, this book proposes to accomplish two specific goals: 1. From this, a professional school counselor can develop an action plan to focus on the students with the most needs in each specific area. Doing The Right Thing: Developing A Social Justice-Focused School Counseling Program -- Assessing Your Beliefs -- Assessing Your Skills -- Assessing Your Students? Holcomb-McCoy was elected National Secretary of Chi Sigma Iota International and was the recipient of the Chi Sigma Iota Outstanding Research Award in 1998. There are many ways that schools can work to close the achievement gap.
Holcomb-McCoy also suggests taking a social justice approach when working to close the achievement gap because it reaches people at every level of society Holcomb-McCoy, 2007. Please note, if you're working on a Mac, we recommend using Firefox or Google Chrome rather than Safari for best interface with the quiz software. Obviously the title stood out to me then. Be a major player in improving student development and performance!. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Counseling and Personnel Services at the University of Maryland, College Park. It can take up to three weeks for your certificate to arrive.
Section I covers the breadth and foundations of group work; best practice and ethical considerations; dynamics and processes in group work; and how groups tend to develop over time. When one discusses closing the gap activities, one is talking about making sure that every student achieves. They have no control over whether or not they get medical treatment when they fall ill. Indeed, research devoted to the study of Black males in the school counseling literature focuses almost exclusively on race and issues associated with its social construction with only cursory, if any, attention given to their masculine identity development as a function of living in urban communities and attending urban schools. While many schools are struggling to address this challenge, others have made progress in closing the gap between groups Yaffe, 2012. This means making sure that every student succeeds in the classroom, does not drop out, and has equal chances in all aspects of learning. This book is sorely needed in schools today.
This book is intended as a fact-based, antiracism text for diversity and social justice courses, and as a resource for diversity and social justice educators as they craft their race, racism, and White privilege curricula. Art Munin has not only done the research, but shows the reader how to locate data on racial and socio-economic disparities, and develop her or his own case or classroom project. Are there some left unrepresented? School Counseling Within the Context of Social Justice -- Redefining Counseling to Serve Diverse Groups -- Focusing on Social Justice -- Key Functions of School Counseling Based on a Social Justice Approach -- Questions to Consider -- Chapter 3. Do those conditions blight their futures? In this new era of accountability, the performance of all students is counted and schools must help every student to succeed. Holcomb-McCoy is a former elementary school counselor and kindergarten teacher. The achievement data is used to identify schools needing improvement and to inform decisions ranging from adjusting lesson plans at the local level to targeting resources at the state level.
By presenting the impact of racism on the most innocent and powerless members of society— children of color — in the form of statistics, this book aims to change attitudes and perceptions. For instance, in Indiana a professional school counselor can get on the and get the updated information on their school's data profile. Please include your name, contact information, and the name of the title for which you would like more information. Highlight the plight of Black males with specific emphasis on the ecological components of their lives in relation to current school culture and trends. According to Holcomb-McCoy 2007 , there are several common characteristics of schools who have succeeded in closing the gap.