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Thursday, March 08, 2007

Study on Racial Conflict in Middle or High Schools

Study on Racial Conflict in Middle or High Schools



Focus of Study:

·         Study examines student-to-student racial conflicts in schools, particularly the school counselor’s role, perspective, and experience of such conflicts

·         We are interested in those situations school counselors approach or did not approach and the reasons behind these decisions

·         We are also examining interventions used in these conflicts and the outcome of the interventions


Invited Participants:

·         Experienced school counselors (i.e., licensed for 2-years as a school counselor in a middle or high school setting)

  • Is able to discuss a student-to-student racial conflict he/she tried to address and/or an event he/she did not address


Participation Involves:

·         Completion of a short demographic form (less than one page)

·         One telephone interview which may take up to 45 to 50 minutes

·         A brief follow-up interview which typically takes 5 to 10 minutes


Why Participate?

·         Little research attention has generally been given to racial conflicts in schools, particularly school counselors’ roles in mediating such conflicts

  • We hope to learn more about racial conflicts in schools, school counselor approach to such situations, why they may or may not engage such situations, and outcomes when intervening or not intervening
  • Your name will be entered into a drawing for one of three $50.00 gift cards from Barnes and Noble



Contact Information for Participation:

Alan Burkard, Ph.D.

Director of School Counseling

Associate Professor

Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology

School of Education

Marquette University

Milwaukee, WI  53201



This project does have Marquette University Institutional Review Board approval.

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