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- DescriptionOptimize school counselors and raise your schoolAes cultural competenceThe authors make a compelling case for recognizing professional school counselors as leaders of 21st-century change rather than 'gatekeepers' of the status quo. TodayAes school leaders need to ackwledge counselorsAe value in the necessary work of providing equitable resources and opportunities for children in todayAes 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 improvementCreators of results-based programsAdvocates for equity among demographic groupsIncluded are case stories and reflective activities for building educatorsAe skills in serving as leaders, advocates, collaborators, and systemic change agents. Readers will find a clearly outlined path for empowering counselors to transform your leadership team and your school for the benefit of all students.
- Author BiographyDiana L. Stephens, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor and the Coordinator of the School Counseling PPS Credential Program in the Graduate School of Education at California Lutheran University. She serves on the President's Diversity Council and is a member of the Faculty Inclusivity Task-Group. She is a certified Family Life Educator and a Resiliency Trainer. Her collaborative work in K-12 schools and as a counselor-educator in higher education is preceded by her experience in clinical counseling, administration, and consultation in the non-profit sector. Throughout her career, she has been involved in issues of diversity, cultural inclusion, and social justice. She serves as a consultant in educational and organizational communities, conducts professional development workshops, and facilitates collaborative partnerships in co-co-creating culturally inclusive environments. She is guided by the belief that understanding diverse perspectives and honoring the cultural heritage of all humankind is essential in achieving personal and organizational success. Randall B. Lindsey is emeritus professor at California State University, Los Angeles and has a practice centered on educational consulting and issues related to equity and access. Prior to higher education faculty roles, he served as a junior and senior high school history teacher, a district office administrator for school desegregation, and executive director of a non-profit corporation. All of his experiences have been in working with diverse populations and his area of study is the behavior of white people in multicultural settings. It is his belief and experience that too often white people are observers of multicultural issues rather than personally involved with them. He works with colleagues to design and implement programs for and with schools, law enforcement agencies, and community-based organizations to provide access and achievement. He and his wife and frequent co-author, Delores, are enjoying this phase of life as grandparents, as educators, and in support of just causes that extend the promises of democracy throughout society in authentic ways.
- Author(s)Diana L. Stephens,Randall B. Lindsey
- PublisherSAGE Publications Inc
- Date of Publication02/08/2011
- SubjectEducation & Teaching
- Place of PublicationThousand Oaks
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintCorwin Press Inc
- Content NoteIllustrations
- Weight422 g
- Width177 mm
- Height254 mm
- Spine13 mm
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