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School counseling to close the achievement gap : a social justice framework for success

Author: Cheryl Holcomb-McCoy
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, CA : Corwin Press, ©2007.
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Offers school counselors a road map for increasing achievement and promoting equity and advocacy for all students by examining the social factors that contribute to academic failure.

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Holcomb-McCoy, Cheryl.
School counseling to close the achievement gap.
Thousand Oaks, CA : Corwin Press, ©2007
(OCoLC)622284584
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Cheryl Holcomb-McCoy
ISBN: 9781412941839 1412941830 9781412941846 1412941849
OCLC Number: 77522709
Description: xii, 159 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Chapter 1. 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 Consider --
Chapter 2. School Counseling Within the Context of Social Justice --
Redefining Counseling to Serve Diverse Groups --
Focusing on Social Justice --
Key Functions of School Counseling Based on a Social Justice Approach --
Questions to Consider --
Chapter 3. Counseling and Intervention Planning --
Critical Factors That Impact 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 Consider --
Chapter 4. Consultation --
Defining Consultation --
Social Justice Considerations and the Consultation Process --
Consultation Strategies --
Questioning Domains --
Assessing School Culture --
Questions to Consider --
Chapter 5. Connecting Schools, Families and Communities --
Avoid the Blame Game --
Five Principles of Effective SFC Partnership --
Barriers to School-Family Collaborations --
Questions to Consider --
Chapter 6. Collecting and Utilizing Data --
What is Accountability? --
Using Data to Uncover Inequities --
School Counseling Program Evaluation --
Developing Program Assessment Tools Questions to Consider --
Chapter 7. Challenging Bias --
Guidelines for Challenging Bias --
Social Justice Education in Schools --
Questions to Consider --
Chapter 8. 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 IEP Committees --
Participating on Gifted and Talented Committees --
Questions to Consider Chapter 9. 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 Remarks --
Resources --
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 D: SOARING Samples and Worksheets.
Responsibility: Cheryl Holcomb-McCoy.
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"The author is way ahead of the game on this one. This book is sorely needed in schools today. I would recommend purchasing it for counselor inservice programs, and I would use it in my graduate Read more...

 
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