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ERIC Number: ED211621
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jul
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Counseling Across Cultures: A Critique. Asian Pacific American Education Occasional Papers.
Lee, D. John
This paper evaluates the effectiveness of cross-cultural counseling and advocates a "culture-using" counseling perspective as an alternative to the "etic-emic" approach. The author argues that, currently, counseling is taken as the "given"; culture is treated as a variable in counseling effectiveness; and counseling is never evaluated as a cultural phenomena in itself. The culture-using perspective assumes that: (1) counseling is Western society's form of the helping relationship; (2) qualitative differences in the human experience are most likely represented by culture; and (3) the culture that wishes to adopt the counseling framework is aware of and can articulate its own unique cultural experience. (JCD)
National Association for Asian and Pacific American Education, 1414 Walnut Street, #9, Berkeley, CA 94709 (write for price).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Association for Asian and Pacific American Education, Berkeley, CA.
Note: Not available in paper copy due to author's restriction. For a related document, see ED 186 828.