ERIC Number: EJ701886
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Feb-1
Reference Count: 46
Assessing the Multicultural Competence of School Counselors: A Checklist
Professional School Counseling, v7 n3 p178 Feb 2004
With the increasing number of children from diverse backgrounds entering the U.S. school systems, it is imperative that school counselors gain a working knowledge of how to best serve these children. This article provides a checklist of 51 competencies that the author believes are necessary for working with culturally diverse students. The competencies offered were gathered through a theme analysis of the literature pertaining to multicultural school counseling. Nine areas of competence are suggested: multicultural counseling, multicultural consultation, understanding racism and student resistance, multicultural assessment, understanding racial identity development, multicultural family counseling, social advocacy, developing school-family-community partnerships, and understanding cross-cultural interpersonal interactions. Implications for school counselors and school counselor educators are provided.
Descriptors: Check Lists, Racial Bias, School Counseling, Advocacy, Family School Relationship, Racial Identification, Family Counseling, School Counselors, Student Diversity, Counselor Qualifications, Cultural Pluralism, Multicultural Education
American School Counselors Association, 1101 King St., Suite 625, Alexandria, VA 22314. Web site: http://www.schoolcounselor.org.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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