School Counseling to Close the Achievement Gap: A Social Justice Framework for Success

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Rooted in the principles of social justice, this much-needed resource offers school counselors a road map for promoting equity and increasing student achievement. The author shows counselors how they can improve both the delivery and impact of their counseling, consulting, and coordination services by incorporating data and advocacy into their everyday work. To assist them in challenging bias and creating conditions that promote success for all students, this book offers readers:

  • Counseling snapshots of challenging situations
  • Small-group activities for students
  • Suggested readings for extending learning
  • Individual and group reflective questions to deepen understanding

 

 

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In this much-needed resource for preservice and inservice counsellors, Cheryl Holcomb-McCoy addresses factors (such as racism, sexism, heterosexism, and classism) that can contribute to academic failure, and challenges readers to play an active role in creating equitable educational environments.

About the Author:

Cheryl Holcomb-McCoy received her Ph.D. in counseling and educational development from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG). She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Counseling and Personnel Services at the University of Maryland, College Park. Her areas of research specialization include multicultural school counseling, school counselor multicultural self-efficacy, and urban school counselor preparation. She has written numerous book chapters and refereed articles on issues pertaining to diversity in school counselor education. Dr. Holcomb-McCoy is a former elementary school counselor and kindergarten teacher.

In 2000, Dr. Holcomb-McCoy was elected National Secretary of Chi Sigma Iota International and was the recipient of the Chi Sigma Iota Outstanding Research Award in 1998. She was named Maryland Counselor Educator of the Year in 2001 and was awarded the Alumni Excellence Award from UNCG’s Department of Counseling and Educational Development in 2002. Dr. Holcomb-McCoy has served on the editorial boards of the Professional School Counseling journal, Journal of Counseling and Development, and the Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development. She is currently serving as the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) Diversity Professional Network Chairperson and is a consultant for the College Board’s National Office of School Counselor Advocacy. She resides with her husband and two children in Potomac, Maryland.

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