ERIC Number: EJ767403
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Apr
Reference Count: 63
School-Family-Community Partnerships: Strategies for School Counselors Working with Caribbean Immigrant Families
Mitchell, Natasha A.; Bryan, Julia A.
Professional School Counseling, v10 n4 p399-409 Apr 2007
Caribbean immigrant students, who represent one of the largest subgroups in the Black population in the United States, are experiencing negative educational outcomes that are related to poor academic achievement and high dropout rates. These academic problems have been partially connected to the negative experiences Caribbean students and their families have within schools, particularly poor interactions with school personnel (Albertini, 2004; Fine et al., 2004). This article discusses the cultural values, historical experiences, and socio-political issues of Caribbean immigrants as a foundation for understanding appropriate school counseling interventions in working with this population. Specifically, the use of school-family-community partnerships to encourage positive interactions among Caribbean students, their families, and school personnel is discussed as a means to promote high academic achievement for Caribbean immigrant students. Specific strategies for counselors working with Caribbean immigrants within the context of such partnerships are provided.
Descriptors: Social Values, School Counseling, School Counselors, Dropout Rate, Academic Achievement, Immigrants, School Community Relationship, Partnerships in Education, Family School Relationship, Counselor Role, Counseling Techniques, Low Achievement, Cultural Influences, Social Influences, Political Influences, Intervention, Interaction, High Achievement
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: United States