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ERIC Number: EJ1123899
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Aug
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2194-654X
Applying Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy to Multicultural Classrooms
Gregas, Amanda J.
Multicultural Learning and Teaching, v1 n2 p24-34 Aug 2006
The principles of psychology are an effective, yet underutilized resource within American schools. Teachers can take advantage of established interventions from the field of psychology and apply them to their classrooms in a realistic, straightforward manner, while still remaining in the role of the educator. A large part of cognitive-behavioral therapy involves teaching individuals about how their thoughts, feelings, and actions are interrelated. Specifically, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) teaches one how to thrive in situations that may be beyond one?s control, while combating the self-defeating thoughts or behaviors likely to develop under such circumstances. For these reasons, REBT has the potential to positively impact students, particularly those in multicultural settings who face the barriers of stereotyping and discrimination. This article explains how teachers and counselors can utilize REBT strategies to empower urban students. These skills allow educators to acknowledge the challenges within their students? environment, without giving them permission to render themselves helpless. Consequently, REBT is a valuable tool for the multicultural learner because it recognizes and respects the power within the individual to positively influence his or her own future.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; High Schools
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