ERIC Number: ED287110
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: N/A
Frontiers of Possibility.
Holmes, David R.; And Others
The National College Counseling Project (NCCP), formed in September 1983, examined the status of college counseling in schools across the country. Specifically, the goal was to learn what role college counseling plays in enhancing student aspirations for a satisfying future, as well as in helping students gain admission to the college most suitable for them. The first stage of inquiry was a comprehensive survey of counseling practices across the country. A mail survey was sent in the spring of 1984 to 2,200 randomly selected high schools and responses from 1,140 schools were analyzed in late 1984. During the second phase in 1985, 115 schools with exemplary counseling programs were identified and their practices examined. The third phase, carried out between January and June 1986, involved site visits to 13 schools nominated from the 115 of the previous phase, and chosen for their excellent programs and representation of the diversity of American education. This document provides details and findings of this project. Topics covered include: (1) defining college counseling practices and the influence of family income; (2) factors contributing to a model environment for effective college counseling; (3) practices that enhance the college counseling process; and (4) specific recommendations to schools striving for excellence in college counseling. (ABL)
Publication Type: Reports - General; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Association of College Admissions Counselors, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Coll. Counseling Project, Winter Park, FL.