Ch 13: Student Diversity & Issues in School Counseling

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Use these lessons to improve your knowledge about student diversity and issues in school counseling. These video lessons include multiple features to enhance your learning experience, such as a timeline tool for easily replaying specific video topics.

Student Diversity & Issues in School Counseling - Chapter Summary

Our subject-matter experts created these videos to improve your understanding of student diversity and issues in school counseling. You'll be able to learn about the effects of culture on education, socialization and culture shock. The lessons also examine the ramifications of divorce, blended families and family violence as well as look at parenting styles and how they impact different styles of learners.

Material discussed in this chapter includes:

  • Biographical and demographical characteristics of individuals
  • Stages of language development
  • Effects of culture and environment on language development and education
  • Impact of gender in social development
  • Family system theory and family challenges
  • Changing family patterns and associated issues

These videos are hosted by our expert instructors, and each includes a quiz at the end for self-assessment. For review, use the transcript or the video timeline tool. There is also an end-of-chapter test verify your understanding.

9 Lessons in Chapter 13: Student Diversity & Issues 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.

The Effect of Culture, Socialization & Culture Shock on Education

2. 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.

Stages of Language Development: Pre-Linguistic and Symbolic Language

3. Stages of Language Development: Pre-Linguistic and Symbolic Language

How does language expression emerge in children? Learn about the development of syntax in children through the pre-linguistic and linguistic stages of language development in this lesson.

The Effects of Environment and Culture on Language Development

4. The Effects of Environment and Culture on Language Development

Both environmental and cultural factors have an impact on early language development. This lesson will provide examples to consider and discuss possible reasons for this impact.

Understanding the Impact of Gender Differences in Social Development

5. Understanding the Impact of Gender Differences in Social Development

How does one's gender impact behavior and interactions with others? Research has shown that men and women interact differently in social settings and society has ideas for what is appropriate male and female behavior.

Family System Theory: Definition and Changes Over Time

6. Family System Theory: Definition and Changes Over Time

The term 'family' can have different definitions, such as a family of a mother, father, and children, or family units that consist of extended family members and friends. This lesson will define the family systems theory and explore various types of families, models of influence, and changing family trends.

Impact of Parenting Styles on Different Styles of Learners

7. Impact of Parenting Styles on Different Styles of Learners

When you got in trouble as a child, how did your parents react? This lesson covers four different parenting styles identified in educational psychology, including authoritarian, authoritative, indulgent, and neglecting. Typical results from each parenting style are discussed in terms of children's behaviors, as well as application of the styles in a classroom environment.

Family Challenges: Divorce, Blended Families & Family Violence

8. Family Challenges: Divorce, Blended Families & Family Violence

The following lesson covers some of the more challenging issues a growing number of families are currently facing, including divorce, blending of families, and abuse. A short quiz will follow the lesson to check your understanding.

Issues with Changing Family Patterns

9. Issues with Changing Family Patterns

Families have changed a great deal over time. In this lesson, we'll look at dual career, single parent, and blended families. We'll consider the unique issues each can present.

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