ERIC Number: ED153092
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Aug-30
Reference Count: 0
Counselor Ethnic Awareness Project.
Bradley, Marjorie K.
The Counselor Ethnic Awareness Project involved the development, implementation, and assessment of a model training program. Its major purpose was to enable a group of professional school counselors to design and execute projects that would increase appreciation by students, faculty, and community of their own and one another's ethnic heritage. In order to achieve wider impact within a school system, the training program recognized the need for different assumptions by the counselors. Problems and opportunities were viewed as having environmental or institutional origins and solutions, and the counselors were trained in the skills and theory of change agentry. Three major goals were identified. The training attempted to provide the counselors with: (1) a thorough understanding of ethnicity; (2) the skills and knowledge necessary to be effective change agents, including the ability to view client's problems as having institutional origins and solutions; and (3) the confidence to initiate and complete ethnic appreciation projects in their own schools. Participants reported verbally and through written logs that they had achieved a much better understanding of the role, power, and importance ethnicity played in their lives and the lives of the people with whom they personally and professionally interact. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A