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ERIC Number: EJ880361
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-1096-2409
Every Student Matters: Enhancing Strengths-Based School Counseling through the Application of Mattering
Dixon, Andrea L.; Tucker, Catherine
Professional School Counseling, v12 n2 p123-126 Dec 2008
Mattering to others involves individuals' perceptions that they are important and are valued by other people in interpersonal relationships and within systems. Mattering is a foundational concept that can inform the implementation of comprehensive, K-12 Strengths-Based School Counseling (SBSC; Galassi & Akos, 2007) programs and can allow counselors to facilitate improvement in school climate, student social functioning, and academic motivation and achievement. This article provides an outline for mattering-focused SBSC program activities. Specifically, the authors describe possible applications of mattering to counseling, classroom guidance, systemic consultation, advocacy, and school climate change.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Counselors
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A