ERIC Number: EJ880415
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
School Counselors as Social-Emotional Learning Consultants: Where Do We Begin?
Van Velsor, Patricia
Professional School Counseling, v13 n1 p50-58 Oct 2009
School counselors promote student social and emotional learning (SEL), which is fundamental to a school's academic mission. However, while recognizing the importance of SEL, many school stakeholders view it as secondary and/or important for only some students. To ensure delivery of SEL to all students, school counselors must embrace a service model based on prevention and reposition themselves as SEL consultants. This calls for advocacy, collaboration, and leadership, focused on systemic change in the schools.
Descriptors: School Counselors, Counselor Role, Student Development, Social Development, Emotional Development, Consultants, Prevention, Intervention, Addictive Behavior, Dropouts
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: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A