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ERIC Number: ED307821
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Aug
Pages: 51
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Assessing the Knowledge That Educators Have about College-Related Information for Students in Four-Year Public High Schools.
Carrasco, Jose A.
The results of a survey measuring the knowledge that 173 credentialed educators in selected California four-year public high schools had about the academic entry requirements for California two- and four-year public colleges are presented. College-related information relevant to academic entry requirements is not reaching those students who need it most, and a significant number of students, including minorities, otherwise academically eligible for admission to California two-year and four-year public colleges are not receiving the needed information to make rational career decisions about their educational futures. Sample data for the study were collected via a questionnaire: "The Flow of College-Related Information for Students in High School Settings: An Organizational Perspective." Findings indicate only a small number of the educators sampled were actually knowledgeable about the 1987-88 and 1988-89 academic entry requirements needed to qualify first-time freshmen for California public colleges. Four suggestions for educators are as follows: high schools should establish a specific goal for increasing the number of eligible students continuing on to California public colleges; high schools should try to distribute college information to all credentialed and non-credentialed personnel working with general education, vocational, and college-preparatory level students; educators should be provided factual information to make them aware of the large number of potentially eligible Hispanic/minority students who fail to enter college because of lack of information; and high schools should consider the benefits of modifying the functions of counselors and classroom teachers. Tables are included. Contains 51 references. (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Numerical/Quantitative Data
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California