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ERIC Number: ED104592
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Apr-3
Pages: 20
Abstractor: N/A
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Training Chicano Counselors To Be Change Agents in Resolving Community and School Conflicts.
Casaus, Luis
Using the center/satellite strategy (developing professionals equipped with traditional counselor skills, but who would focus on developing a better system), the Education Professions Development Act (EPDA) Pupil Personnel Service Development Institute trained Chicano teachers as bilingual counselors. Based on feedback from participants and observers, 8 components were provided to develop the theories, understanding, ethnic reorientation and skills necessary for a counselor to be a change agent: preplanning institute defining curriculum needs; negotiations with the graduate school considering alternative admission criteria to Graduate Record Examinations and grade point averages; self-assessment and growth groups dealing with linguistic and cultural exclusion in the educational process; an attempt to balance existing courses with seminars, workshops and practicum experiences in educational settings and "barrios"; study of Chicanos' historical contributions excluded from history books; review of early Chicano instituted reform and direct involvement in the Chicano movement; participation in impacting individual faculty members, counselor education, and teacher preparation courses; and development and implementation of a training model for "apathetic" Chicano and Black parents. These components are briefly described as to need, development, implementation, and some resultant effects. (NQ)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Professions Development Act