Date of Award

Summer 1992

Degree Type

Master's Essay - Restricted

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Helden, Judith M.


The purpose of this essay is to review and examine the guidelines for multicultural awareness and sensitivity in the field of counseling and education. Many of our young people today are distracted from viewing academic challenges and success as the positive means to a future affording happiness and success. Counselors, as well as other helping professionals are continually striving to enhance helping services available to all students. The focus of this paper will be on the guidelines for cultural awareness. These guidelines will help to positively affirm students'/clients' personal awareness as integral members of the school, community and society. Chapter l includes the statement of the problem. The rationale for the study will be presented. Terms will be defined. Assumptions and limitations are discussed. The literature is reviewed in Chapter II. Research procedures will be explained in Chapter Ill. Counselors' guidelines for cultural sensitivity and awareness are summarized and presented in Chapter IV. Chapter V concludes the essay; an interpretation of the findings is presented, and implications are discussed.