ERIC Number: ED434088
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Aug-1
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School Violence in Japan and the United States: Sharing American Practice with Japanese Teacher Educators.
Picklesimer, Billie K.; Williams, Jane L.
In December 1998, faculty from Middle Tennessee State University visited the Faculty of Education at Fukushima University in Fukushima, Japan. The purpose of the visit was to share with Japanese educators the processes through which school counselors are trained to deal with school violence in the United States. Because school staffing patterns differ considerably in the two countries in addressing the potential for school violence, Japanese school staff who attended the conference were primarily from three populations: school nurses, homeroom teachers, and retired teachers (none of whom would have been the primary school staff to address the issue of school violence in the United States). This paper describes: (1) school counseling in the United States; (2) the counselor training program at Middle Tennessee State University; (3) developmental school counseling programs; (4) fundamental counselor interventions and staff representation; and (5) concerns regarding staff members who would take on the school counselor role in Japan, counselor training, and the school counselor's effectiveness in dealing with school violence. Two appendixes present core areas in the university's school counseling program and a comparison of U.S. and Japanese school staffing patterns. (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Japan