ERIC Number: ED337722
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
PACT: Parents and Counselors Together Program. A Guide to Presenting Parent Workshops That Promote Educational Success with Students.
National Association of College Admissions Counselors, Alexandria, VA.
The Parents and Counselors Together (PACT) guide is intended as a resource for helping parents help their children prepare for and make successful transitions toward college admission. The first section presents overview information, including a discussion of the concept of early intervention as a tool for college preparation. It offers strategies for involving target audiences in the PACT program. The following section contains these four modules: (1) building a foundation for educational success; (2) charting a challenging high school experience; (3) the road to college; and (4) paying for college. Each module is broken down into four parts: objective; message; methods; and resources. The objective section describes the goals that the trainer will be attempting to accomplish. The basic message that PACT trainers should convey to parents is presented in outline or graphic form whenever possible in the message section. Each trainer is encouraged to enhance the basic message by adding information of local importance or interest. The methods section offers training suggestions that will aid in conveying the message, including discussion questions and ideas for action by parents after their participation in the PACT program. The resources section contains materials that can be copied for use as handouts for parents, and identifies publications, brochures, and related materials that can be acquired as supplemental information. A general bibliography of resources and bibliographies for specific modules are provided. (LLL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Community
Authoring Institution: National Association of College Admissions Counselors, Alexandria, VA.