systemic barriers, Latino youth, professional school counselors, qualitative, schools
Systemic barriers contribute to academic underachievement and oppression among marginalized students, particularly those from Latino decent. Qualitative survey responses from 158 professional school counselors, working in the six U.S. states with the highest populations of Latinos, were analyzed by the constant comparative method. Three overarching themes resulted. Social justice implications for professional school counselors and counselors-in-training that support the academic, personal/social and career development of Latino students are provided.
Storlie, C. A., & Toomey, R. B. (2016). Professional School Counselor Perceptions of Systemic Barriers Affecting Latino Students: Implications for Socially Just Preparation and Practice. The Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision, 8(2). http://dx.doi.org/10.7729/82.1156