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ERIC Number: EJ885221
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 29
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-1554-2998
The Personal Is Political: School Counselors' Use of Self in Social Justice Advocacy Work
McMahan, Eleanor H.; Singh, Anneliese A.; Urbano, Alessandra; Haston, Meg
Journal of School Counseling, v8 n18 2010
This qualitative study explored the aspects of "self" school counselors (N = 16) described as central to advocating for social justice in their school systems. Using grounded theory, this study explored racial, feminist, and advocacy identity development in relation to the personhood of the counselor, and how these elements coalesced around action for social change. Implications for school counselor advocacy, training, and research are discussed.
Journal of School Counseling. Montana State University, College of Education, Health and Human Development, P.O. Box 172940, Bozeman, MT 59717. Tel: 406-994-4133; Fax: 406-994-1854; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A