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Diversity & Equality Issues in School Counseling - Chapter Summary
In this chapter, you'll have the opportunity to examine the impact of cultural background, gender, religion and other factors on the work of school counselors. Our professional instructors discuss biological and demographic characteristics of diversity as well the some of the major equality issues in the field today.
The video lessons also cover how culture shock and socialization affect a student's education and achievement. After finishing the chapter, you should be able to do the following:
- List types of individual diversity characteristics
- Define multicultural counseling
- Discuss the challenges of counseling across gender
- Describe the practices of spiritual and religious counseling
- Recognize how culture and socialization affects education
- Identify factors that impact student achievement
- Give examples of supportive resources for ESL students
- Explain some of the current diversity and equality issues in school counseling
Our fun videos give you the background information you need about these school counseling concepts and practices. Instructors guide you through many real-world examples to explain the challenges and benefits of different strategies used in the field. Along with the videos, we provide lesson transcripts and self-assessment quizzes so that you can check your understanding of the covered topics.
1. Individual Diversity: Biographical & Demographical Characteristics
Biological and demographic characteristics such as age, gender, race and length of tenure are easily acquired through work documents, and these characteristics can help predict how individuals will behave at work.
2. What is Multicultural Counseling?
Multicultural awareness is very important in counseling. This lesson will tell you what multicultural counseling involves and how to be an effective multicultural counselor. We'll follow a school counselor as he prepares himself for a new role with culturally diverse students.
3. Counseling Across Gender
How does gender impact counseling? Should counselors approach clients of different genders differently? In this lesson, we'll look at some of the challenges with regards to counseling across gender lines and the impact of gender roles on mental health.
4. Religious and Spiritual Development in Counseling
Religious or spiritual discussions do not just happen in churches. This lesson looks into spiritual and religious counseling done by therapists and why it is of interest to clients.
5. The Effect of Culture, Socialization & Culture Shock on Education
In this lesson we will explore the effect of culture on the socialization of children. We will also seek to understand the impact that culture has on their educational experiences.
6. Student Achievement: Definition, Factors & Research
What is student achievement? This lesson provides a general definition of student achievement, defines factors that impact a student's ability to achieve and explains what research shows about successful student achievement.
7. How Diversity Influences Student Achievement
Diversity can be defined as the differences among people. In this lesson, we'll learn how poverty, social class, culture, and ethnicity can impact student achievement.
8. Resources for Supporting ESL Students
Students who do not speak English as a primary language have unique challenges in their education. In this lesson, we are going to look at resources and methods teachers can use to support these students.
9. Student Diversity & Equality Issues in School Counseling
In this lesson you will learn about the equality issues that school counselors face and strategies that can be implemented to identify and help eliminate inequality in schools.
10. How School Counselors Support Special Needs Students
This lesson would benefit anyone looking for information on the school counselor's role in advocating for students with special needs. This lesson also includes information on legislation regarding special-needs students.
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Other chapters within the GACE School Counseling (603): Practice & Study Guide course
- Educational & Counseling Foundations
- Roles & Responsibilities of the Guidance Counselor
- Counseling Theories & Models
- Individual & Group Counseling
- Human Development Topics
- Human Development Issues
- Crisis Intervention Purpose & Theories
- Comprehensive School Counseling Programs
- Curriculum Development & Delivery
- Learning Assessments
- Strategies for Diverse Learning Environments
- College Counseling Tools
- Career Counseling Tools
- Program Evaluation for School Counselors
- GACE School Counseling Flashcards