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Henfield, Malik S.; Woo, Hongryun; Washington, Ahmad – Counselor Education and Supervision, 2013
This study explored 11 African American doctoral students' perceptions of challenging experiences in counselor education programs. The authors identified the following themes using critical race theory: feelings of isolation, peer disconnection, and faculty misunderstandings and disrespect. Implications for counselor education programs and…
Descriptors: Counseling, Student Attitudes, Counselor Training, Phenomenology
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Swank, Jacqueline M.; Swank, David E. – Journal of School Counseling, 2013
School counselors have the challenging task of implementing a comprehensive, developmental school counseling program to serve a large number of students. We present the creative use of a garden program to promote the development of students through the integration of the natural environment. Additionally, we describe activities and metaphors…
Descriptors: Career Development, Academic Achievement, School Counselors, Gardening
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Mullen, Patrick R.; Lambie, Glenn W. – Journal of School Counseling, 2013
Disciplinary alternative education programs (DAEP) service many students; however, limited literature is published for school counselors working in these schools. Therefore, this manuscript provides a conceptual foundation for counselors working with students attending DAEPs. Specifically, the manuscript (a) reviews the types of alternative…
Descriptors: School Counseling, Nontraditional Education, Discipline, Student Characteristics
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Fallon, Kathleen M.; Dobmeier, Robert A.; Reiner, Summer M.; Casquarelli, Elaine J.; Giglia, Lauren A.; Goodwin, Eric – ADULTSPAN Journal, 2013
Counselors and lesbian and gay clients experience parallel values conflicts between religious beliefs/spirituality and sexual orientation. This article uses critical thinking to assist counselors to integrate religious/spiritual beliefs with professional ethical codes. Clients are assisted to integrate religious/spiritual beliefs with sexual…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Counseling Techniques, Counselors, Social Values
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Graham, James A.; Harris, Yvette R. – Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 2013
Practical information about culturally appropriate interventions with children of incarcerated parents (CIPs) of color and their families is notably sparse. This study uses a cultural-ecological perspective to contextualize individual, family, and legal issues inherent in many intervention programs for CIPs of color. The authors highlight…
Descriptors: Intervention, Parent Child Relationship, Legal Problems, Institutionalized Persons
Valentine, Christopher – Communique, 2013
As use of the Internet becomes more prevalent in society and daily living, there has been increased attention to the risks, especially threats that young people may face. One of these risks is online sexual solicitation, in which an individual contacts a minor over the Internet, generally with the intent of making face-to-face sexual contact.…
Descriptors: Risk, Internet, Sexual Abuse, School Psychologists
District of Columbia Public Schools, 2013
The 2012-2013 school year represents a pivotal juncture for DC Public Schools. Last spring, Mayor Gray and Chancellor Kaya Henderson introduced "A Capital Commitment," their ambitious plan to dramatically accelerate student achievement in the district over the next five years by providing all of their students with a safe, academically…
Descriptors: School Personnel, Athletic Coaches, Pupil Personnel Workers, Personnel Evaluation
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Buser, Juleen K.; Parkins, Rachael A. – ADULTSPAN Journal, 2013
Nine female participants shared their experiences of body satisfaction, spiritual beliefs, and the intersection of these domains. Using phenomenological inquiry, the authors identified 6 themes in participant interviews. The authors discuss ways in which this study extends previous research, in addition to providing suggestions for counseling…
Descriptors: Human Body, Females, Satisfaction, Self Concept
Louisiana Department of Education, 2013
This module examines Focus and Coherence, two of the three shifts required for implementation of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM). Focus and Coherence are the two major design principles of the math standards. The module assumes prior knowledge of the information presented in Module 1. Course Objectives: By the end of the…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, State Standards, Mathematics Education, Program Implementation
Alberta Education, 2013
The education of students is fundamental to shaping a preferred provincial, national and global future. It is also essential in maintaining Alberta's standard of living and ensuring its global competitiveness. The education system must simultaneously prepare the citizens of tomorrow while equipping the students with the knowledge and skills they…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Planning, Educational Legislation, Parents
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Luk-Fong, Pattie Yuk Yee – School Psychology International, 2013
This article documents a parent education presentation on "External conditions affecting a harmonious family" within a school-based parent education programme in Hong Kong. The presentation adopted an eco-systems approach for understanding families and argued for the need to include the external conditions for a harmonious family as an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Systems Approach, Parent Education, School Counseling
Byndloss, D. Crystal; Reid, Chera – MDRC, 2013
Most high school reform efforts understandably focus on boosting the success of low-income students who are underachieving academically, but in every school district where students struggle, there are academically capable low-income and minority students who do graduate prepared for college. Yet each year, many of these students choose to attend…
Descriptors: High School Students, Low Income Groups, Academic Achievement, Underachievement
Balemian, Kara; Feng, Jing – College Board, 2013
Presented at the AP Annual Conference (APAC) in Las Vegas, NV in July 2013. This analysis takes a close look at first-generation Advanced Placement® (AP®) test takers to better understand the needs and challenges they face on their path to college. The analysis focuses on college-bound AP test takers who also took the SAT and examines a variety of…
Descriptors: First Generation College Students, Advanced Placement Programs, Achievement Tests, College Bound Students
Human Development Institute, 2013
This updated manual was designed primarily for use by individuals with developmental disabilities and related conditions. It is hoped that it is also useful for families, as well as service coordinators and providers who directly assist families and individuals with developmental disabilities. The main focus of this manual is to provide…
Descriptors: Developmental Disabilities, Program Descriptions, Eligibility, Criteria
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Thompson, E. Heather; Robertson, Phyllis; Curtis, Russ; Frick, Melodie H. – Professional School Counseling, 2013
Anxiety is one of the most pervasive mental health concerns affecting students, yet a significant number of students with anxiety disorders remain underserved. If left untreated, anxiety can hinder students' personal/social, academic, and career development. The purpose of this article is to provide professional school counselors with helpful…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Anxiety Disorders, Prevention, Intervention
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