ERIC Number: ED359291
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Making the Most of Your Child's Education Volume III: What about College? Book I: Preparing for College.
Ramirez, Elizabeth Weiser; And Others
One in a series of booklets for Hispanic American parents on making the most of a child's education, this volume encourages parents to think about and decide whether college is a good option for their child. It offers practical advice and information to face the educational challenges confronting children. Section 1 looks at why a child should think about college, including why a college education is important, whether college is really reasonable for that individual, and whether the child looks forward to going to college. Section 2 explores the parents' role in helping to prepare their children for college. A chart sets out the parents' role at different stages in a child's life from the elementary school grades through high school grades. This section also discusses the importance of offering advice and actively helping the student, including what to do if children are not doing what they need to do to prepare themselves for college, and dealing with a student who wants to go to college away from home. This chapter also looks at what to expect from the first year of college, including personal and cultural challenges that will confront the student and the student's family. Appended are additional sources of help including financial aid. Contains eight references. (JB)
Descriptors: College Attendance, College Bound Students, College Choice, College Freshmen, College Preparation, High School Students, High Schools, Higher Education, Hispanic American Students, Hispanic Americans, Parent Participation, Parent Role, Student Financial Aid, Student Role
ASPIRA Association, Inc., National Office, 1112 16th Street, N.W., Suite 340, Washington, DC 20036.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Philip Morris Inc., New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: ASPIRA Association, Inc., Washington, DC. National Office.