School Counselors' Strategies for Social Justice Change: A Grounded Theory of What Works in the Real World
Singh, Anneliese A., Urbano, Alessandra, Haston, Meg, McMahon, Eleanor, Professional School Counseling
A qualitative study used a grounded theory methodology to explore the strategies that 16 school counselors who self-identified as social justice agents used to advocate for systemic change within their school communities. Findings included seven overarching themes: (a) using political savvy to navigate power structures, (b) consciousness raising, (c) initiating difficult dialogues, (d) building intentional relationships, (e) teaching students self-advocacy skills, (f) using data for marketing, and (g) educating others about the school counselor role of advocate.
Arich body of literature identifies the important role of school counselor advocacy in addressing issues of societal …
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Publication information: Article title: School Counselors' Strategies for Social Justice Change: A Grounded Theory of What Works in the Real World. Contributors: Singh, Anneliese A. - Author, Urbano, Alessandra - Author, Haston, Meg - Author, McMahon, Eleanor - Author. Journal title: Professional School Counseling. Volume: 13. Issue: 3 Publication date: February 2010. Page number: 135+. © 2009 American School Counselor Association. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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