ERIC Number: ED362828
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
NACAC Interview with Richard W. Riley, U.S. Secretary of Education. NACAC Member Communique. National Conference Special Edition.
National Association of College Admissions Counselors, Alexandria, VA.
An interview with Secretary of Education Richard W. Riley conducted on September 27, 1993 by representatives of the National Association of College Admission Counselors (NACAC) is recorded in this bulletin. The interviewers were NACAC President Cleve Latham, President-elect Margaret Williamson, and Executive Director Frank Burtnett. Their purpose was to discuss the Secretary's vision of the role of counseling in the nation's schools and colleges and his thoughts on other pertinent topics, including professional development for counselors, federal funding of NACAC-sponsored provisions now included in the recently reauthorized Higher Education Act, and clarification of changes made in the federal Direct Lending program. The Secretary discussed the role of the counselor, what type of resource and training support will be available to counselors as they provide assistance and guidance to students, and how the federal government can assist schools to correct deficiencies in urban and rural schools where counselor-pupil ratios are the highest. He also commented on the training needs of counselors to prepare them to help students make the transition from high school to either the world of work or to some form of postsecondary education. Riley concluded by restating his emphasis on comprehensiveness, on systemic reform driven by high standards, and on achievement and improved teaching and learning. He emphasized the importance to him of life-long learning, the transition from one institutional setting to another, and the integral role counselors can play in middle school, high school, and postsecondary education. (NB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of College Admissions Counselors, Alexandria, VA.