ERIC Number: EJ948464
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
Developing Counseling Students' Multicultural Competence through the Multicultural Action Project
Hipolito-Delgado, Carlos P.; Cook, Jennifer M.; Avrus, Elaine M.; Bonham, Erica J.
Counselor Education and Supervision, v50 n6 p402-421 Dec 2011
The Multicultural Action Project (MAP) is a cultural immersion project that requires counseling students to engage with diverse cultural communities on 3 levels: observation, information seeking, and action. To ascertain if participating in MAP improved the multicultural competence of graduate counseling students, the authors conducted an evaluation in which narrative analysis was used to examine the experiences of 3 graduate counseling students who participated in MAP. Through their narratives, the participants reported increased knowledge, awareness, and skills. The importance of sustained contact and interpersonal relationships in improving student learning outcomes is discussed and recommendations are provided.
Descriptors: Counselor Training, Information Seeking, Multicultural Education, Competency Based Education, Competence, Interpersonal Competence, Observation, Sensitivity Training, Personal Narratives, Graduate Students, Student Attitudes, Participant Satisfaction, Student Projects, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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