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Handbook of Multicultural Competencies in Counseling and Psychology is the first book to offer the theoretical background, practical knowledge, and training strategies needed to achieve multicultural competence. Focusing on a wide range of professional settings, editors Donald B. Pope-Davis, Hardin L.K. Coleman, William Ming Liu, and Rebecca L. Toporek provide a compendium of the latest research related to multicultural competency and the hands-on framework to develop specialized multicultural practices. An indispensable resource for psychologists, social workers, school counselors, and teachers, Handbook of Multicultural Competencies in Counseling and Psychology is also an ideal supplementary text for students in counseling and clinical practice courses.
Chapter 7: Multiculturally Competent School Counseling
Multiculturally Competent School Counseling
A school counselor reports that 85 of the 300 students for whom she is responsible are getting Ds or Fs. She works in a community that is changing from a rural economy to being a bedroom community for a midsized city in the Midwest. The community is 98% European American, and there is a relatively low percentage of students receiving free or reduced lunches at the school. Her failing students are mostly European American and reflect the economic distribution of the town. They are, however, more likely to be boys than girls, in the same way that students in the top 20% of the class are more likely to be girls than boys.
A counselor ...