Latino/a English language learners: Closing Achievement/Opportunity Gaps to Increase College-Going Rates
By the 10th grade, 40% of adolescent Latinos/as drop out of school, with Latino/a English language learners (ELLs) dropping out at an even higher rate. A survey-based study conducted in the Northeast revealed many evidence-based interventions that school counselors implement on behalf of Latino/a ELLs to improve academic achievement. This session will provide you with the skills and knowledge to work with some of the most challenging cases involving Latino/a ELLs and how to close achievement/opportunity gaps. Discussion and sharing information about various school counselor practices will be encouraged.
Cook, Amy and Pérusse, Rachelle, "Latino/a English language learners: Closing Achievement/Opportunity Gaps to Increase College-Going Rates" (2011). Counseling and School Psychology Faculty Publication Series. 31.