Be a major player in improving student development and performance!
Rooted in the principles of social justice, this much-needed resource offers school counselors a road map for promoting equity and increasing student achievement. The author shows counselors how they can improve both the delivery and impact of their counseling, consulting, and coordination services by incorporating data and advocacy into their everyday work. To assist them in challenging bias and creating conditions that promote success for all students, this book offers readers:
- Counseling snapshots of challenging situations
- Small-group activities for students
- Suggested readings for extending learning
- Individual and group reflective questions to deepen understanding
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)|
|Age Range:||3 Months|
About the Author
Cheryl Holcomb-Mc Coy received her Ph.D. in counseling and educational development from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG). She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Counseling and Personnel Services at the University of Maryland, College Park. Her areas of research specialization include multicultural school counseling, school counselor multicultural self-efficacy, and urban school counselor preparation. She has written numerous book chapters and refereed articles on issues pertaining to diversity in school counselor education. Dr. Holcomb-Mc Coy is a former elementary school counselor and kindergarten teacher.
In 2000, Dr. Holcomb-Mc Coy was elected National Secretary of Chi Sigma Iota International and was the recipient of the Chi Sigma Iota Outstanding Research Award in 1998. She was named Maryland Counselor Educator of the Year in 2001 and was awarded the Alumni Excellence Award from UNCG’s Department of Counseling and Educational Development in 2002. Dr. Holcomb-Mc Coy has served on the editorial boards of the Professional School Counseling journal, Journal of Counseling and Development, and the Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development. She is currently serving as the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) Diversity Professional Network Chairperson and is a consultant for the College Board’s National Office of School Counselor Advocacy. She resides with her husband and two children in Potomac, Maryland.
Table of Contents
PrefaceAcknowledgmentsAbout the Author1. The Achievement Gap: Our Ultimate Challenge School Counseling and the Gap Where We Have Been and Where We Are Headed The Power of School Counselors Achievement Gap Defined A Closer Look at the Gap What Do We Know About Closing the Gap? Questions to Consider2. School Counseling Within the Context of Social Justice Redefining School Counseling to Serve Diverse Groups Focusing on Social Justice Key Functions of School Counseling Based on a Social Justice Approach Questions to Consider3. Counseling and Intervention Planning Critical Factors That Affect School Counseling and the Counseling Relationship Culturally Appropriate Counseling Interventions Assessing School Counselors' Multicultural Counseling Competence The Influence of Culture on Intervention Planning Questions to Consider4. Consultation Defining Consultation Social Justice Considerations and the Consultation Process Consultation Strategies Questioning Domains Assessing School Culture Questions to Consider5. Connecting Schools, Families, and Communities Avoid the Blame Game Five Principles of Effective SFC Partnership Barriers to School-Family Collaborations Questions to Consider6. Collecting and Using Data What Is Accountability? Using Data to Uncover Inequities School Counseling Program Evaluation Developing Program Assessment Tools Questions to Consider7. Challenging Bias Guidelines for Challenging Bias Social Justice Education in Schools Questions to Consider8. Coordinating Student Services and Support Collaborating With Community Organizations and Social Service Agencies Implementing Scheduling Practices That Encourage Rigorous Course Taking Coordinating College Preparation Interventions Coordinating Tutoring Services Participating on Individualized Education Program Committees Participating on Gifted and Talented Committees Questions to Consider9. Doing the Right Thing: Developing a Social Justice–Focused School Counseling Program Assessing Your Beliefs Assessing Your Skills Assessing Your Students' Needs My Vision for My School Counseling Program Concluding RemarksResources Resource A: Assessing School Equity Resource B: School Counselor Multicultural Competence Checklist Resource C: School Culture Assessment Resource D: Assessing Beliefs About School-Family-Community Partnership Involvement Resource E: SOARING Samples and WorksheetsSuggested Readings by TopicReferencesIndex