ERIC Number: ED347475
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Valuing Diversity in the Schools: The Counselor's Role. ERIC Digest.
The valuing of diversity can be taught to others and should be a major part of any school's comprehensive guidance program. In the valuing diversity model ASK, "A" stands for awareness of self and others; "S" stands for sensitivity and skills; and "K" stands for knowledge cultures different from one's own. School counselors hold the key to the teaching and the valuing of diversity. They know how to communicate effectively with others regardless of their or the other person's cultural background. They are skilled in how to "tune in to" the feelings of others, how to put the speaker at ease by clarifying the content of what was just said, how to show interest in others through the use of open-ended questions, etc. Through structured guidance and counseling approaches all students and teachers can be taught these facilitative communication skills. (ABL)
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Counselor Role, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Diversity (Student), Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education, School Counseling, School Counselors, School Guidance, Secondary School Students, Self Concept
ERIC/CAPS, 2108 School of Education, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1259.
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
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.