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Optimize school counselors and raise your school's cultural competence

The authors make a compelling case for recognizing professional school counselors as leaders of 21st-century change rather than “gatekeepers” of the status quo. Today's school leaders need to acknowledge counselors' value in the necessary work of providing equitable resources and opportunities for children in today's multicultural environment. Aligned with the American School Counseling Association National Model for school counseling programs, Culturally Proficient Collaboration provides a conceptual framework and practical protocols for utilizing school counselors as: Change agents for school improvement; Creators of results-based programs; Advocates for equity among demographic groups

Included are case stories and reflective activities for building educators' skills in serving as leaders, advocates, collaborators, and systemic-change agents. Readers will find a clearly outlined path for ...

Assessing Cultural Knowledge Through Leadership
Assessing cultural knowledge through leadership

We need to help students and parents cherish and preserve the ethnic and cultural diversity that nourishes and strengthens this community—and this nation.

—César Chávez (2010)
Getting Centered

Think about the schools you know—the schools you attended when you were a student, the school in which you teach or have taught, the schools your children attend, or the schools in your local community. If you are thinking of more than one of these schools, select only one for this activity. As you think of this school, how do you describe its academic culture? How do you describe the cultural involvement of the educators with the diverse communities the school serves? in what ways are counselors evident in leadership at ...

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