ERIC Number: ED121327
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
The Options Handbook; Communicating with Prospective Students About Postsecondary Educational Options. Summary and Recommendations.
Carlson, Mary S., Ed.; And Others
A study conducted by 19 student researchers under a grant from the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education, concluded that very little information is designed to aid students to make a choice for their future. Three separate publications resulted, called the "Options Handbooks." Material from these handbooks is synthesized here. The summaries review the information needs of post secondary students in the context of recent consumer protection debates, review the need for financial resources information and give examples of dissemination strategies in five states and at the national level, and discuss the relation between the roles of information and counseling, with the focus on how to assist students in developing their decision-making abilities. Fifty-nine references are included. (Author/DS)
Descriptors: College Bound Students, Costs, Counseling Services, Decision Making, Educational Counseling, Females, Financial Needs, Financial Support, Guides, Higher Education, Information Dissemination, Information Needs, Information Systems, Minority Groups, Post High School Guidance, Postsecondary Education, Secondary School Students, Student Needs
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Student Educational Fund, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: California; Illinois; New York; Oregon; Wisconsin