ERIC Number: ED462814
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Mar-31
Training School Counselors To Work with Urban, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Exceptional Education Students. Final Report.
McEachern, Adriana Garcia
This final report discusses the activities and outcomes of a project designed to train a cadre of school counseling students to work with culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) students receiving special education services. The project was a pilot track under the Master of Science in Counselor Education, School Counseling program, at Florida International University in Miami. At the time the project was funded, the program required 54 semester hours for completion. Students selected to participate in the project were required to register for an additional 6 credits. These credits included the Education of Students with Exceptionalities course (three credits) and three credits of independent research with a department faculty member. Trainees also agreed to complete field experiences in schools where they worked directly with students with disabilities. These field experiences consisted of a part-time practicum (105 hours) and a full-time internship (600 hours). The project trained and supported 23 school counseling students, with tuition scholarships and stipends. Seventeen of these have graduated and fourteen are working as school counselors serving CLD students with disabilities. The students' research projects have resulted in publications, presentations, research papers, and research symposiums. The publications are included in the materials. (CR)
Descriptors: Counseling Services, Counseling Techniques, Cross Cultural Training, Cultural Differences, Cultural Influences, Cultural Literacy, Disabilities, Educational Counseling, Elementary Secondary Education, Field Experience Programs, Field Instruction, Minority Group Children, Postsecondary Education, School Counselors, Training Methods, Urban Schools
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Florida International Univ., Miami.