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ERIC Number: EJ1095907
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Apr
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0883-8534
Given What I Know: Seeing the Past as a Portal to an Intentional Future
Clauss-Ehlers, Caroline S.; Parham, William D.
Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, v44 n2 p80-100 Apr 2016
Dr. Terrence Roberts is our second guest for the Hearing Our Elders series. Dr. Roberts is one of the Little Rock Nine, the first group of African American students to attend Little Rock Central High School in 1957. Interview segments are woven into the article, providing a historical and political context from which to understand the current national climate with regard to social justice and multicultural responsiveness. Dr. Roberts's interview revealed 6 critical themes: resilience, understanding context in the face of the status quo, reimagining language, choice as key to good mental health, use of the self as an intervention tool, and the importance of being historical in one's thinking. Intentionality is identified as a metatheme that asks the question of where one falls on the status quo versus change agent continuum. [This article represents the second contribution to the Hearing Our Elders series introduced as a tool for illuminating lessons learned from the journeys of historic vision-guided and resilient luminaries whose impact on multicultural counseling continues to be felt.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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