The Effects of a Counselor-Led, Faith-Based, School–Family–Community Partnership on Student Achievement in a High-Poverty Urban Elementary School

Lynette M. Henry, Julia Bryan, Carlos P. Zalaquett

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Abstract

School counselors play critical roles in partnerships with faith-based organizations that provide valuable programs for students with economic challenges. This study evaluated the effects of a counselor-led, faith-based, school–family–community partnership on student reading achievement in a high-poverty elementary school. Results indicated significantly higher reading gains for 3rd- through 5th-grade students when compared with a control school without the partnership. Students in adopted classrooms experienced higher reading gains than did comparison samples. Gaps in reading achievement were closed between mentored and nonmentored students. Los consejeros escolares juegan un papel crítico en las colaboraciones con organizaciones de carácter religioso que proporcionan programas valiosos para estudiantes con dificultades económicas. Este estudio evaluó los efectos de una colaboración de carácter religioso, dirigida por un consejero, entre escuela-familia-comunidad, enfocada en el desarrollo de la lectura en una escuela primaria con niveles altos de pobreza. Los resultados indicaron unos logros en lectura significativamente más altos en estudiantes de 3° a 5° grado comparados con los de una escuela de control sin esta colaboración. Los estudiantes en las clases que adoptaron la colaboración experimentaron unos mayores logros en lectura que las muestras de comparación. Las brechas en los logros de lectura se cerraron entre estudiantes que recibieron mentorización y estudiantes sin mentorización.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)162-182
Number of pages21
JournalJournal of Multicultural Counseling and Development
Volume45
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cultural Studies
  • Applied Psychology

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