Title

School Counselor's Increasing Academic Success for Hispanic Students: A P-16 Collaborative Approach

First Presenter's Institution

Auburn University

Second Presenter's Institution

Auburn University

Third Presenter's Institution

NA

Fourth Presenter's Institution

NA

Fifth Presenter's Institution

NA

Location

Portside

Strand #1

Academic Achievement & School Leadership

Strand #2

Family & Community

Relevance

Our proposal relates to the two strands "Head" and "Home." We purport that increasing parental/familial involvement as well as collaboration between P-16 stakeholders increases the academic success of Hispanic students. Thereby, fostering equity and access to higher education.

Brief Program Description

This presentation will increase the knowledge of school counselors, school administrators, and college personnel interested in increasing and supporting the academic success of Hispanic students from P-16. In this session we will share current research, real-life experiences, and possible interventions and outcomes to increase parental involvement and collaboration between school counselors and pertinent P-16 stakeholders.

Summary

We as educators have a responsibility to ensure that all students, especially those that have been historically marginalized by society, have access to what they need to experience academic success at every level P-16. School counselors are in a unique position to collaborate with the students, parents, and P-16 educators to enhance support for Hispanic students so that they are more successful in school and life. Our presentation is based on professional experiences as well as relevant research conducted by the presenters. Current research indicates that increasing parental involvement and participation of Hispanic students increases their overall success in school and helps to decrease the barriers of accessing higher education. The audience will participate in a guided discussion and brainstorming session on ways to increase parental involvement and collaboration with essential stakeholders at both the secondary and post-secondary level. Previously effective implemented programs and examples of collaboration will be discussed including through the voice (video) of participants both students and parents. In addition, the presenters will share findings and implementations of their current research.

Evidence

This presentation is framed on evidence based qualitative research conducted by the researchers as well as currently implemented practices and methods of collaboration. Evidence supports that an increase in parental involvement and early intervention and collaboration between P-16 educators correlates with higher academic success at both the secondary and post-secondary level.

Format

Individual Presentation

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Appling is an Assistant Professor of Counselor Education at Auburn University. She received her doctoral degree from The University of Georgia. Prior to becoming an Assistant Professor, she was a school counselor for 10 years. Her research interests include African American doctoral student mothers, racial identity development of Hispanic students, creating equity and access to higher education for Latino students, and the underrepresentation of gifted African American males. She has presented on increasing access to higher education for Latino students.

Dr. Tuttle is an Assistant Professor in Counselor Education at Auburn University. She received her doctoral degree from The University of Georgia. Prior to becoming an Assistant Professor, she was a practicing school counselor for 13 years. Her research interests lie in school counselors advocacy for Latino/a students, Relational Cultural Theory (RCT), girls leadership, and gifted learners. She has conducted research on the topic of school counselor and Latino parent partnerships as well as presented on self-efficacy of school counselors in training, specifically working with linguistically diverse learners.

Keyword Descriptors

Hispanic students, Latino/a students, Parental involvement, Academic achievement, Higher education, Collaboration, School Counselors

Presentation Year

2017

Start Date

3-6-2017 10:30 AM

End Date

3-6-2017 11:45 AM

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School Counselor's Increasing Academic Success for Hispanic Students: A P-16 Collaborative Approach

Portside

This presentation will increase the knowledge of school counselors, school administrators, and college personnel interested in increasing and supporting the academic success of Hispanic students from P-16. In this session we will share current research, real-life experiences, and possible interventions and outcomes to increase parental involvement and collaboration between school counselors and pertinent P-16 stakeholders.