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ERIC Number: EJ834788
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Oct
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISSN: ISSN-1521-0960
Diversity in the Classroom: Implications for School Counselors
Uehara, Denise L.
Multicultural Perspectives, v7 n4 p46-53 Oct 2005
U.S. classrooms reflect the diversity of a nation in the midst of transformation. These issues of student diversity force educators and policymakers to explore and more importantly address the needs of a changing population. A key person in the school to help facilitate positive interactions between diverse students, parents, and faculty is the school counselor. Sometimes referred to as change agents, counselors are in the position to affect attitude through changing awareness, providing necessary knowledge and skills, and enhancing opportunities that foster respect for cultural differences. This article discusses the current literature on culture and diversity and the need for classroom cultural congruity. In addition, discourse on school counselors' role in promoting respect for diversity is advocated with a school-based social justice intervention strategy.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 2; Grade 3; Grade 4
Audience: Counselors
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A