ERIC Number: ED320004
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Choices. A Student Survival Guide for the 1990s.
Fireside, Bryna J.
This guide is intended for high school seniors who are making decisions about what to do after school. It includes eight chapters, two appendices, and a final note for parents. Chapter 1 deals with self-understanding and includes a self-assessment exercise. Chapter 2 discusses the pros and cons of taking time out between high school and college. Chapter 3 deals with working at an entry-level job after high school before going on to college. Chapter 4 discusses money management for job holders. Chapter 5 discusses the internship alternative to an entry-level job. The option of military service is discussed in Chapter 6. Chapter 7 discusses the possibility of early college admission for students who have completed high school requirements or who are not being intellectually stimulated by their high school classes. Finally, chapter 8 offers advice and information about choosing a college. A brief listing of colleges that have nonstandard requirements or address specific minority concerns and a list of 20 resources on colleges and universities are contained in the appendixes. Other references are cited in the various chapters in the margins of the pages. The note to parents encourages listening and good communication skills between parents and students. (CML)
Descriptors: Career Development, Career Guidance, College Choice, Decision Making, Entry Workers, Grade 12, High Schools, Internship Programs, Minority Groups, Money Management, Noncollege Bound Students, Parent Child Relationship, Self Evaluation (Individuals)
Garrett Park Press, P.O. Box 190, Garrett Park, MD 20896 ($10.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Learner
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