Culturally responsive school counseling for Hispanic/Latino students and families: The need for bilingual school counselors

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Jose A. Villalba, Assistant Professor (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: Hispanic/Latino students are the largest minority school-age population (Pew Hispanic Center, 2005). In this study, pupil services administrators in Florida identified concerns about Hispanic/Latino children and families and the need for bilingual school counselors for growing numbers of Hispanic/Latino students. Administrators' perceptions of cultural barriers, which isolate students from the school environment, were strongly related to their perceived need for Spanish-speaking school counselors. School programs more often provided for Hispanic/Latino students were those that specifically addressed language barriers rather than counseling services that specifically addressed cultural barriers of Hispanic/Latino students.

Additional Information

Publication
Professional School Counseling, 10, 92-101
Language: English
Date: 2006
Keywords
Hispanic/Latino students, Bilingual school counselors, Cultural barriers