ERIC Number: ED169458
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Counseling Nonwhite Students in an Era of Integration.
Clayton, Robert L.
Proceeding from the assumption that many current educational efforts for nonwhites have been unintentional or have occurred by historical accident, this guide states that American schools today are more correctly described as interracial than as integrated, and that counselors can play a significant role in changing this situation. After presenting some negative illustrations of current conditions at local levels, it generalizes broadly about how they represent the instability of counseling services for nonwhite youth. The guide offers some suggestions for counseling various groups of nonwhite students, and then describes specific programs found at elementary, high school, and postsecondary levels, and in community agencies, that are designed to respond to nonwhite student needs. The paper concludes with a plea for persons in the helping professions to chart new directions in cross-cultural counseling, to abolish velvet racism, and to do everything possible to make true integration a reality. (Author)
Descriptors: Counselor Role, Cross Cultural Training, Desegregation Effects, Elementary Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Guides, Minority Groups, Multicultural Education, Postsecondary Education, Racial Attitudes, School Counselors, School Desegregation, Secondary Education
ERIC/CAPS, School of Education, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 ($5.00)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Counseling and Personnel Services, Ann Arbor, MI.