Professional Identity, Practice, and Development of Kenyan Teacher-Counsellors: An Ethnography

Kristopher M. Goodrich, Allison Hrovat, Melissa Luke

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Abstract

Ethnography is used to explore the experiences and practices of teacher-counsellors (TCs; equivalent to professional school counselors) in Kenya. Thirteen participants were interviewed, each describing their experiences and perspectives as stakeholders working with TCs. Participants noted the strengths and challenges of TCs in Kenya and how counseling practices can be translated in an international context. The advocacy, mentorship, and leadership potential in international counseling work are discussed, and future research opportunities are explored.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)44-66
Number of pages23
JournalJournal of Counselor Leadership and Advocacy
Volume1
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2 2014

Keywords

  • Kenya
  • confidentiality
  • education
  • international counseling
  • professional identity
  • school counseling
  • teacher-counsellor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Applied Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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