Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
College of Education and Human Services
Counseling and Educational Leadership
Thesis Sponsor/Dissertation Chair/Project Chair
Student counselors, Educational counseling, Culturally relevant pedagogy
The purpose of this study was to investigate how school counselors who are culturally responsive make meaning of their practices and the challenges faced in meeting the needs of a diverse population. Specifically, my study concentrated on examining real life experiences/practices that resulted in a rich explanation of the phenomenon studied. Hearing the voices of school counselors describing their practices and experiences in providing culturally responsive counseling services contributed to better understanding of the strategies, programs, and actions that define culturally response counseling. This dissertation includes an overview of the study, a review of the pertinent literature, a detailed description of the study’s methodology, an analysis of the findings, and a discussion about the implications for the school counseling field.
Andrisani, Frank, "How Do Culturally Responsive School Counselors Make Meaning of the Challenges They Face in Meeting the Needs of a Diverse Student Population and Enact Effective Practices?" (2018). Theses, Dissertations and Culminating Projects. 165.