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Virtual Field Experience Multicultural Journal Entry
Ava Pupuhi
Liberty University
Multicultural Journal Entry
For my cultural Journal Entry I will be observing Oaks Christian and Fayetteville
Christian School. I chose two different Christian schools that are located in different
states. Spirituality is sprit from the Latin words spiritus meaning breath, wind, and life
principle. Spirituality is about the practice and outworking of the spirit and the ways,
which it is developed, with its different aspects and ways relationships connected,
sustained and understood. In western culture, spirituality has been defined through the
Christian religion; as the dominant Western from, it is often referred to as the Christian
narrative (Egli, Fisher,Getner, 2014).
Fayetteville Christian School is a known Christian school located in Fayetteville, North
Carolina and Oaks Christian is located in Westlake Village, CA. Oaks Christian teaches
grade 5-8 and 9-12. There core values and goals are to have a Christian learning
environment. They believe in a Biblical worldview, they believe all students should be
embraced with the welcoming love of Jesus Christ, and invited and encouraged towards
spiritual growth through dynamically programs activities and curriculum. Oaks Christian
School provides their students with the opportunity to reach their highest potential in
Jesus Christ. Students should have good character and citizenship that will enable to help
them in the future. Oak View Christian challenges the students in a nurturing
environment with a lifelong learning (Oaks Christian).
Fayetteville Christian School’s vision is to maintain a small program that would meet a
child’s developmental and spiritual needs. Fayetteville Christian, teachers’ students from
1st grade to 12th grade.
The school eventually grew with larger classes and Christian teachers which
academically challenge their students with Christ-centered program in the upper grades.
They continue to maintain a developmental program in the early grades. Looking at both
schools they all have a goal for the students, but I did not read any thing on praying in the
classrooms. Oaks Christian is a larger school than Fayetteville Christian. They have
more to offer to their students. However, when it comes to Christian worldview they both
have the same goals for their students. Some times I think a lot of these Christian schools
are more focused on the money than developing soul for Christianity.
Multicultural Awareness/Checklist
I know when specific cultural beliefs influence students responses to counseling.
I can recognize when my beliefs and values are interfering with providing the best
services to my students.
I can define and discuss racism.
I can discuss how school family- community partnerships are linked to student
I can identify the cultural bases of my communication style.
I can give examples of how stereotypical beliefs about cultural differences impact the
counseling relationship
I am able to challenge my colleagues when they discriminate against students.
I can discuss culturally diverse methods of parenting and discipline.
I can discuss family counseling from a cultural/ ethnic perspective.
Sometimes our weakness can be use as a strength. For instance, I am from a different
country. I have learned the different types of cultures. I know my boundaries and I am
opened minded to the various types of cultures. We can have group counseling; which
can give each student a chance to talk about his or her culture. Students can learn from
each other. I am a vocal person and I also like to help people that are in need. I will have
to learn how to complete assessments on students and not get overwhelmed.
Cultural and counseling theory and techniques.
It is important that school counselors know the different types of techniques, especially if
they will be working in a diverse community. Each counselors has different types of
counseling styles. It’s important that counselors have a caring school atmosphere by
implementing comprehensive, preventative and developmental interventions. Also
assisting students needs in a positive manner, focusing on relationship building,
providing developmental guidance lessons, conducting evaluations and needs
assessments, and utilizing problem- solving techniques (Tici,2014). For example the case
of a pregnant Hispanic teenager. The Hispanic populations are family oriented, they
believe in getting married at a young age. It will not be a good idea if the school
counselor suggested to Maria to give up her baby. It will be best for Maria to make her
own decision. It is the counselor’s responsibility to provide Maria with all the resources
available to her. We as counselors are here to advocate for our students. Some teachers
may see a child failing. A counselor can come up with different strategies to help that
child succeed in her/his academic
Professional Development
It is very important that school counselors keep up to date with rules, regulations and to
continue their education. Sometimes regulations can change. The ASCA encourages
professional school counselors to focus on local student needs and on the local political
context and to use data to identify and meet these needs, as well as to document program
effectiveness (Erford, 2015).
School counselors; also have to be sensitive to diverse communities. School counselors
collaborate with stakeholders to create a school and community climate that embrace
cultural diversity and help to remove barriers that impede student’s success (Erford,
2015). Going into this field I have to make sure the students needs are meet with
classroom guidance activities. Examples include addressing peer pressure, teen
pregnancy, bullying, violence, abuse, problem solving and conflict resolution. Jesus is a
counselor we put our trust and problems in his hands. We as Christian counselors have to
do the same for our students.
Erford, B. T. (2015). Transforming the school counseling profession (4th ed.). Boston,
MA: Pearson. ISBN: 9780133351897
Fisher, L. A., Gentner, N., & Egli, T. J. (2014). AASP-Certified Consultants’ Experiences
of Spirituality within Sport Psychology Consultation. Sport Psychologist, 28(4),
Tici, M. (2014). Examination of school counselors’ activities: From the perspectives of
counselor efficacy and collaboration with school staff. Kuram Ve Uygulamada
Egitim Bilimleri, 14(6), 2107-2120. Retrieved from

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