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ERIC Number: EJ880424
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-1096-2409
School Counselors' Strategies for Social Justice Change: A Grounded Theory of What Works in the Real World
Singh, Anneliese A.; Urbano, Alessandra; Haston, Meg; McMahon, Eleanor
Professional School Counseling, v13 n3 p135-145 Feb 2010
A qualitative study used a grounded theory methodology to explore the strategies that 16 school counselors who self-identified as social justice agents used to advocate for systemic change within their school communities. Findings included seven overarching themes: (a) using political savvy to navigate power structures, (b) consciousness raising, (c) initiating difficult dialogues, (d) building intentional relationships, (e) teaching students self-advocacy skills, (f) using data for marketing, and (g) educating others about the school counselor role of advocate. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Counselors
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A