Build Multiculturally Aware Students
Given increases in racial and socioeconomic diversity in schools across the United States, school counselors are well-positioned to lead courageous conversations and interventions that reduce prejudice and educate students about multiculturalism. Hear concrete ways you can incorporate multicultural education into school counseling core curriculum lessons, group counseling and schoolwide interventions to build a more multiculturally aware generation of K-12 students. Learn how to approach multicultural education in ways consistent with your school and community cultures, and gain specific ideas for multicultural education interventions in comprehensive school counseling programs. Review quantitative and qualitative studies revealing actual ways school counselors are currently integrating multicultural education into their programs. Download accompanying handouts.
Upon completion of this webinar, participants should be able to:
- Discuss the need for multicultural education in K-12 schools and the relevant role school counselors have in leading multicultural education efforts.
- Use best practices in approaching sensitive multicultural education topics in schools.
- Design and implement multicultural education interventions via school counseling core curriculum lessons, group counseling and schoolwide interventions.
- Describe how current school counselors are currently implementing multicultural education in schools.
Clare Merlin, Ph.D., is an assistant professor at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. A former high school counselor, Merlin researches how school counselors can integrate multicultural education and reduce prejudice in schools.
Original air date: Oct. 27, 2016