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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 ...

Valuing Diversity Through Advocacy
Valuing diversity through advocacy

My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together.

—Archbishop Desmond Tutu (2010)
Getting Centered

In this chapter we introduce and discuss valuing diversity as the second of the five essential elements. As you proceed through this chapter, the underlying core values represented in the guiding principles become evident in the behaviors represented as valuing diversity, in both individual behavior and in organizational policies and practices.

What thoughts come to mind when you read the quote above by Archbishop Desmond Tutu? Some of us might think about the work of religious personages or prominent civil rights leaders. Others of us might think in terms of race, gender, or social class issues important to us while yet others ...

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