ERIC Number: EJ817453
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 54
Joining the Conversation about Educating Our Poorest Children: Emerging Leadership Roles for School Counselors in High-Poverty Schools
Amatea, Ellen S.; West-Olatunji, Cirecie A.
Professional School Counseling, v11 n2 p81-89 Dec 2007
School counselors bring special skills to the effort of educating low-income children. A review of literature on poverty and social class as correlates of student success, teacher expectations, and parent involvement provides a rationale for school counselors expanding their leadership roles in high-poverty schools by (a) serving as cultural broker among students, their families, and school staff; (b) partnering with staff to design more culturally responsive instruction; and (c) developing a more family-centric school environment.
Descriptors: Social Class, Poverty, Parent Participation, Academic Achievement, Parent School Relationship, School Counselors, Educational Environment, Leadership, Culturally Relevant Education, Counselor Role, Teacher Expectations of Students
American School Counselor Association. 1101 King Street Suite 625, Alexandria, VA 22314. Tel: 703-683-2722; Fax: 703-683-1619; Web site: http://www.schoolcounselor.org
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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