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ERIC Number: EJ781234
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0748-9633
Racial Identity Development in Middle School: A Case for School Counselor Individual and Systemic Intervention
Akos, Patrick; Ellis, Cyrus Marcellus
Journal of Counseling & Development, v86 n1 p26-33 Win 2008
In middle school, counselors should promote optimal development as students navigate the formative stage of puberty. A search for identity is an important developmental task in early adolescence, but school counselors often neglect racial identity development. Through an actual case of an 8th-grade student, both individual and systemic strategies that can promote racial identity development are highlighted.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A