ERIC Number: ED213551
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Continuing a College Education: A Guide for Counseling the American Indian Student.
The last of a 3-part series, this handbook is designed to assist counselors in helping the American Indian student transfer successfully from a 2-year community college to a 4-year college or university. Section I characterizes the American Indian transfer student as being older than the average transfer student, likely to have a spouse and family, likely to be leaving a home community or reservation for the first time, and having conflicts about his relationship as an Indian in the majority culture. Section II describes assistance the counselor can provide in the areas of admissions, financial aid, budgeting, housing, and career counseling. Section III emphasizes the importance of the attitudes of the counselor toward the transfer student, the powerful influence for success the counselor can have on the student, and the need to be straightforward and honest in communicating with the student. Section IV suggests ways the counselor can help the student handle discrimination. Section V recommends that counselors of Indian students be involved with the school's Indian Club or other organizations for Indian students on campus. The handbook also contains an annotated list of 8 documents, all available in microfiche and/or paper copy through the ERIC system, which counselors may find useful. (NEC)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), American Indian Education, American Indians, College Transfer Students, Counseling Services, Counselor Attitudes, Counselor Client Relationship, Counselor Role, Educational Counseling, Helping Relationship, Higher Education, Student Characteristics, Student Needs
ERIC/CRESS, Box 3AP, NMSU, Las Cruces, NM 88003 (1-19 copies, $4.50 ea., $10.00/set of 3, 10% discount on 20 or more).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Rural Education and Small Schools, Las Cruces, NM.
Note: For related documents, see RC 013 210-211.