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Ch 10: Issues of Diversity & Equality in School Counseling

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In this chapter you can review ways in which school counselors tailor their approaches to meet the needs of students differing in culture, gender and religion as well as for ESL students and those with special needs.

Issues of Diversity & Equality in School Counseling - Chapter Summary

Follow along with our professional instructors in this series of short, engaging video and text lessons to review ways of adjusting school counseling to effectively help students from diverse populations. These lessons can improve your understanding of biographic and demographic diversity, multicultural counseling, and counseling for students with special needs. After this chapter you should have a better understanding of:

  • Individual diversity and multicultural counseling
  • Differences in counseling between genders
  • Religious and spiritual counseling factors
  • Effects of socialization and cultural shock on education
  • Relationship between student achievement and diversity
  • Support for English as a Second Language (ESL) students
  • Diversity issues in school counseling
  • School counseling for students with special needs

Watch these lessons on your mobile device when you are not at your computer. Also read over the lesson transcripts to reinforce your retention of the material. Once you've completed a lesson be sure to test your understanding of the topics and find subjects you have not yet mastered by taking the lesson quizzes.

10 Lessons in Chapter 10: Issues of Diversity & Equality in School Counseling
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Individual Diversity: Biographical & Demographical Characteristics

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.

What is Multicultural Counseling?

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.

Counseling Across Gender

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.

Religious and Spiritual Development in Counseling

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.

The Effect of Culture, Socialization & Culture Shock on Education

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.

Student Achievement: Definition, Factors & Research

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.

How Diversity Influences 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.

Resources for Supporting ESL Students

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.

Student Diversity & Equality Issues in School Counseling

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.

How School Counselors Support Special Needs Students

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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