ERIC Number: ED403510
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Multicultural Counseling in Schools: A Synergetic Approach.
Herring, Roger D.
As the percentage of ethnic minority students in schools continues to increase, school counselors and counselors-in-training must broaden their cultural knowledge base and develop new strategies that are responsive to the complex challenges these students face. This text provides direction for working within the ethnic minority student's worldview and identifies synergetic and developmental interventions that meet their needs. The book combines the themes of: (1) the relation of changing demographics to socioeconomic and psycheducational imperatives in schools; (2) the balance between universalism and cultural pluralism within schools; (3) the resilience and adaptation of ethnic and cultural student groups; and (4) the ethnic and cultural status as stressors on the normal development of youth. Chapters are: (1) Multicultural Counseling Options for School Counselors; (2) The Synergetic Model; (3) The Synergetic Approach to School Counseling; (4) The Role of Culture; (5) The Inalienability of the School's Role in Culture; (6) School Counseling: Content and Process Concerns; (7) Socioeconomic and Political Issues and Concepts in School Counseling; (8) Psychoeducational Issues and Concerns in School Counseling; (9) School Counselors and Teachers: Synergetic Partnerships in Multicultural Education; (10) Implications for School Counselor Education for the Twenty-First Century; (11) School Counseling: Future Trends and Issues; (12) Selected Case Vignettes for Study. Each chapter concludes with experiential activities that inspire ideas on how to ensure a multicultural environment in schools. Appendices are: (1) Selected Journals Recommended for Multicultural and Cross-Cultural Counselors; (2) Selected Resources; (3) Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development: Multicultural Counseling Competencies; and (4) American School Counselor Association: Ethical Standards for School Counselors. Contains an index. (JBJ)
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Training, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Cultural Pluralism, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Futures (of Society), Minority Groups, Multicultural Education, School Counseling, School Counselors
American Counseling Association, 5999 Stevenson Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22304-3300 (Order #72631, $27.95).
Publication Type: Books; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Counseling Association, Alexandria, VA.