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ERIC Number: EJ1193686
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
Service Learning in Human Development: Promoting Social Justice Perspectives in Counseling
Lee, Kristi A.; Kelley-Petersen, Daniel J.
Professional Counselor, v8 n2 p146-158 2018
The focus on human development is foundational to the field of counseling, with its importance codified in guiding documents and frameworks, such as the American Counseling Association's Code of Ethics (2014). Many developmental theories have been established using single-gender or single-culture groups, yet they claim universal application to all humans. Although counseling students must learn these theories because of accreditation standards and licensure requirements, counselor educators need to prepare students for practice in a multicultural world. Counselors are now called to act as social justice advocates, and teaching strategies are needed to prepare students for this role. This study's focus is on the use of service learning with community counseling students in a human development course. Results from a content analysis demonstrate how service learning enhances learning and broadens students' perceptions of themselves, others, and social justice in counseling. Findings indicate a shift in participants' perception of social justice in counseling.
Descriptors: Counseling Techniques, Service Learning, Social Justice, Counselor Training, Teaching Methods, Self Concept, Consciousness Raising, Course Content, Higher Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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