Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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978-1-4758-3291-4 • Hardback • June 2019 • $56.00 • (£43.00)
978-1-4758-3292-1 • Paperback • May 2019 • $28.00 • (£21.99)
978-1-4758-3293-8 • eBook • May 2019 • $26.50 • (£19.99)
Cheryl Moore-Thomas received her Ph. D. in counselor education from the University of Maryland. She is an Associate Professor of Education in the School Counseling Program at Loyola University Maryland. Dr. Moore-Thomas has previously served as the Associate Dean of the School of Education, school counseling program director, and co-director, administrator and co-director of Loyola’s College Advising Corps, and in several public school system positions. Over her professional career, Dr. Moore-Thomas has published and presented in the areas of multicultural counseling competence in school counseling, cultural identity development of children and adolescents, college access counseling and accountability in school counseling programs.
Part I: College and Career Readiness: Theory and Practice
Chapter 1: Developmental Context
Chapter 2: Access and Equity
Chapter 3: Career Theory and Exploration
Chapter 4: Building a Solid Foundation with School/Family/ Community Partnerships
Part II: Lessons, Activities & Approaches for Career and College Readiness School Counseling
Chapter 5: College and Career Readiness in the Elementary School Chapter 6: Individual Learning Plans
Chapter 7: College and Career Readiness in the Middle School Chapter 8: College and Career Readiness in the High School
Chapter 9: What Is Next?
Appendix A: K-12 College and Career Planning Calendar
A considerable amount of scholarship recommends that school counselors develop well-integrated college and career readiness programs, but far less attention has been devoted to the identification of concrete strategies. Dr. Moore-Thomas actually delivers by showing school counselors how to develop comprehensive K-12 career development strategies. Her book includes lesson plans, handouts, discussion points and resources. This is a must have guide.— Norma L. Day-Vines, PhD, Associate Dean for Faculty Development; Professor, Counseling and Human Development, Johns Hopkins University
Cheryl Moore-Thomas’ College and Career Readiness: A Guide for School Counselors K-12 is a substantive and practical guide for school counselors interested in both the research behind the best contemporary thinking in career and college readiness, as well as practical steps s/he can take right now. Whether the subject is new to you, or one in which you have practiced for some time, there is plenty in here to enrich your professional practice.
— Craig Bass, Client Success Leader, XAP Corporation
In this important work on career/college development, Dr. Moore-Thomas eloquently underscores the importance of cultural competency and the role of the school counselor as advocate for ALL. It is clear that when Dr. Moore-Thomas says ALL children she means ALL children. The practical lessons within the book are a fantastic resource for school counselors. Additionally, the focus on developmental stages and the holistic and over-time approach to helping children create their future path is practical and meaningful. This book can help school counselors view the importance of a K-12 approach to college and career readiness. Dr. Moore-Thomas offers insight into how to ensure ALL children are equipped to have a happy and bright future!
— Gayle M. Cicero, EdD, LCPC, Clinical Assistant Professor, Loyola University Maryland