ERIC Number: EJ767372
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Apr
Reference Count: 7
A Reaction to Hipolito-Delgado and Lee
Sciarra, Daniel T.; Whitson, Melissa L.
Professional School Counseling, v10 n4 p336-337 Apr 2007
In this article, the authors comment on Hipolito-Delgado and Lee's paper regarding empowerment theory. In their article in this issue, Hipolito-Delgado and Lee contend that empowering students from marginalized communities is a fundamental role of school counselors and consistent with both the Education Trust (2003) and the American School Counselor Association's (ASCA, 2004) emphasis on social justice. While Hipolito-Delgado and Lee do an impressive job of integrating empowerment theory with the role of the school counselor and generating practical suggestions as to how the school counselor might begin to effectuate a process of personal empowerment for students with internalized oppression, the authors of this paper question whether Hipolito-Delgado and Lee understand that the ultimate goal of a school counselor's use of empowerment theory is the promotion of higher educational achievement for students from marginalized communities.
Descriptors: Counselor Role, Student Empowerment, Cultural Differences, Justice, Educational Attainment, School Counselors, School Counseling, Minority Groups, Disadvantaged Youth
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