Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision

Document Type



systemic barriers, Latino youth, professional school counselors, qualitative, schools

Subject Area

School Counseling


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.





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