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Education Trust's Transforming School Counseling Initative
Transcript of Education Trust's Transforming School Counseling Initative
Transforming School Initiative
The original Transforming School Counseling Initiative was funded by the Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund and managed by the Education Trust, that was focused on the preparation of school counselors. The foundation continue to work with over 30 universities and their K-12 partners to create models for preparing school counselors to undertake this new role.
In 1998, The Wallace Foundation, along with The Education Trust of Washington, D.C., launched Transforming School Counseling, a national initiative to improve the professional preparation of school counselors and increase their capacity to provide appropriate academic and career development counseling to middle and high school students, especially those in low-achieving schools. The Trust promotes high academic achievement for all students K-16, focusing on schools and colleges serving Latino, African-American and Native-American students.
a non-profit organization that works for the high academic achievement of all students at all levels, kindergarten through college. Central to the work of the organization is closing the achievement gaps that separate low-income students and students of color from other youth. This organization believes that all children will learn at high levels when they are taught to high levels.
What is the Counselors Role?
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The Education Trust promotes high academic achievement for all students at all levels—pre-kindergarten through college. Their goal is to close the gaps in opportunity and achievement that consign far too many young people—especially those from low-income families or who are black, Latino, or American Indian—to lives on the margins of the American mainstream.
The power of education to close the gaps that separate low-income students and students of color from other young Americans.
Schools and colleges, appropriately organized, can help virtually all students master the knowledge they need to succeed.
Long-standing gaps in opportunity, achievement, and attainment have roots inside and outside of schools. And though they know these gaps are stubborn, they also know they are not inevitable.
A strong education improves the lives of young people, is vital to sustaining our democracy, and strengthens America.
How will school counselors/school counseling effectively address these issues as children continue to evolve?
These issues would be addressed by improving student achievement. The counselor will need a team to work collaborately to work on these issues as they evolve.
The key element in approving student achievement would be to analyze their data to effectively make decisions that would be beneficial for that student.
It should be the goal of the counselor to make sure that all students needs are met.
In 1997, The Education Trust, with the support of The DeWitt Wallace Fund, developed a competitive grant process, sending requests for proposals to transform the training of school counselors to counselor-education programs across the nation. Seventy-five programs responded; ten universities received planning grants, and six received implementation grants. The grants awarded to the six universities started a movement known as the Transforming School Counseling Initiative (TSCI). The six universities—California State University at Northridge, Indiana State University, Ohio State University, State University of West Georgia, University of Georgia, and University of North Florida—received funding for three years and were asked to fundamentally change their programs to include the following essential elements:
Diverse criteria for selection and recruitment of candidates for counselor preparation programs;
Curricular reform of content, structure, and course sequence;
New methods of instruction, field experiences, and practices;
Induction process into the profession;
Ongoing professional development for counselor educators;
University-school district partnerships; and
University-state department of education partnerships.
TSCI trains school counselor graduate students and practicing counselors to close achievement gaps of low-income students and students of color by improving counseling services in public schools. As a result of this initiative, graduate students at the six TSCI universities were prepared to work as leaders in schools collaborating with all stakeholders and to use data to advocate for systemic changes that remove barriers that impede student achievement.
This impacts the academic achievement of the students and the general mission of the schools by closing the achievement gaps that separate low-income students and students of color from other students.
The Education Trust has a belief in all students. They believe that all students can learn at high levels when they are taught at high levels. All schools have positive goals and mission statements. The mission of the National School Counselor Training Initiative is geared specifically toward helping all students achieve in school.
When looking at the new ASCA model and the National School Counseling Training Initiative we see that they are highly compatible.
How does this impact the academic achievement of students and the general mission of the schools?
The education trust: National center for transforming school counseling.(2009). Retrieved from http://www.edtrust.org/dc/tc/vision
What is a counselor role? Retrieved from www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkQqbmn59xM
Karen Crews Pennsylvania School Counselors Association Retrieved from www.youtube.com.watch.v=sVuk2uo8nMg
SC 540 Introduction to School Counseling
The skills counselors need to be effective in schools includes:
1. Teaming and and collaboration 2.Leadership
3. Assessment and use data to bring about change
Skills to Transform School Counseling
After watching the video counselors will:
Have a better understanding of the Educational Trust
An increase knowledge of Transforming School Counseling Initiative
How it assist counselors
How can Counselors benefit from the information shared in the video?
The ethical and legal standards that should be considered when addressing this issue are the six moral principals which most code of ethics is based. They are: Autonomy, which is to respect the rights of others to be self determining and to make their own decisions. Non-maleficence & beneficence, means to do no harm and to do well. Justice & Fidelity refers to fairness and trustworthiness, respectively. The sixth principal is veracity, the duty to be honest and trustful. The journey to become an ethical and legally abiding counselor begins with understanding these principles.
What ethical and legal standards should be addressed when considering this issue?
Education Trust, The. (1997). The national guidance and counseling reform program. Washington, DC: Author
Asca: Ethical standards for school counselors.(n.d.) Retrieved from http://www.schoolcounselor.org/asca/media/asca/ResourceCenter/Legal and EthicalIssues/SampleDocumentsEthicalStandards2010.pdf
The role of a school counselor? (2013). Retrieved from:Http://www.youtube.com/watchv=pkQqbmn59xM