ERIC Number: ED315685
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
A Culturally Diverse World.
Pedersen, Paul; And Others
This first chapter in "Elementary School Counseling in a Changing World" offers elementary school counselors help in understanding cultural bias and provides practical strategies to promote child development in a multicultural society. Four journal articles are included in this chapter. "Ten Frequent Assumptions of Cultural Bias in Counseling" by Paul Pedersen helps elementary school counselors challenge culturally based assumptions about what constitutes normal behavior on the part of individuals, what importance individuals place on independence, and what requirements should be placed on individuals to adapt to institutions. "Fostering the Self-Esteem of African-American Children" by Don Locke gives counselors practical suggestions for implementing multicultural programs with elementary school students and their parents. "Cultural Diversity and the School Environment" by Barbara Shade examines how environmental conditions at school may have negative effects on children from various cultures. "An Annotated Bibliography in Cross-Cultural Counseling for Elementary and Middle School Counselors" by Larry Parker provides elementary school counselors with resources for improving cultural awareness and understanding. The chapter concludes with a set of issues for elementary school counselors to consider about a culturally diverse world. (NB)
Descriptors: Counseling Techniques, Counselor Role, Cultural Differences, Elementary Education, Elementary Schools, School Counseling, School Counselors, Self Esteem
ERIC/CAPS, 2108 School of Education, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1259.
Publication Type: ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Counseling and Personnel Services, Ann Arbor, MI.; American School Counselor Association. Alexandria, VA.