ERIC Number: ED268188
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Counseling Hispanic College-Bound High School Students.
This monograph addresses the need for improved counseling services for Hispanic students in order to promote their interest in higher education, prepare them for the task of getting admitted, and help them find financial aid. This is discussed as a functional process for which school counseling personnel have primary responsibility, and it is suggested that a systematic, school-wide approach to developing the Hispanic high school students into college-bound students be implemented. The paper includes a review of the research literature, an overview of the status of Hispanics in higher education, a look at characteristics of one segment of the Hispanic college-bound population (Puerto Ricans and Mexican Americans), and a discussion of key elements in a systematic counseling approach. The paper outlines an approach that would include having high academic expectations and a strong curriculum, early identification of potential college-bound students, an appropriate information system, adequate preparation for the testing and application processes, and strategies for using teacher, parent, and community resources. The monograph includes a listing of resources such as college guides, financial aid information, and community and professional organizations that serve Hispanics. (CG)
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Access to Education, College Admission, College Bound Students, College Entrance Examinations, Educational Counseling, Financial Aid Applicants, High Schools, Hispanic Americans, Information Systems, Mexican Americans, Postsecondary Education, Puerto Ricans, School Counselors, School Guidance, Student Needs, Student Personnel Services, Students
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Education, New York, NY.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Rural Education and Small Schools, Las Cruces, NM.