ERIC Number: ED230871
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Counseling and Culture.
Hurtado, Juan; And Others
This booklet, developed for school counselors, explores basic considerations for effective counseling of Lau students, defined as those from distinct language and cultural backgrounds, whose home language is other than English and who are not performing conceptually and linguistically at a level equal to district standards. Following a brief introduction, the first section lists counseling-situation factors affected by culture, and discusses counselor roles in relation to Lau students and educational institutions. The second section discusses obstacles and prerequisites to the academic and psychological growth of Lau students, and suggests specific counseling approaches. The third section lists and describes essential goals for an effective counseling program, as well as methods for meeting these goals. The fourth section lists essential skills and characteristics for counselors, and essential Lau program characteristics. The fifth section discusses the use of standardized tests with Lau students. The sixth section makes recommendations concerning affective issues, i.e., respect, recognition, self-esteem, and self-actualization. The seventh section discusses factors which may impede the maximum growth and learning of Lau students. The booklet includes a bibliography. (WAS)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Counseling Services, Counseling Techniques, Counselor Characteristics, Counselor Role, Cultural Differences, English (Second Language), Limited English Speaking, Minority Groups, Non English Speaking, School Counseling
Lau Center, 5544 Hardy Avenue, San Diego, CA 92182.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: San Diego State Univ., CA. National Origin Desegregation Assistance (Lau) Center.