Reframing professional development: An actionable case study of a collaborative urban school counselor network

Document Type

Conference Presentation

Conference Title

American Educational Research Association Annual Conference


Washington, D.C.

Conference Dates

April 8-12, 2016

Date of Presentation



While college enrollment rates in the U.S. have increased over the last 40 years students from underserved communities remain underrepresented. Federal initiatives focused on increasing educational attainment for students in underserved communities emphasize the critically important role of the school counselor. Further, the school counselor is ideally positioned to reduce barriers to family engagement in the college access process. However, there is a lack of focused support and professional development resources for school counselors. We employ a qualitative case study to critically consider how a collaborative network of school counselors took action to address local educational inequities and engage families as partners in the postsecondary process.

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