ERIC Number: ED370051
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
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Enhancing Higher Educational Opportunities for Secondary School Minority Students: A Precollegiate Program.
Monahan, Patrick R.
This practicum was designed to assist African American and Hispanic students and their parents to become aware of the preparations, procedures, programs, and resources requisite for enhancing educational opportunities. The major outcomes of the practicum were: (1) to increase the number of minority students applying to postsecondary institutions; (2) to expand the pool of minority students taking standardized college admissions examinations; (3) to develop an awareness in 9th grade of postsecondary options for African Americans and Hispanics; and (4) to inform the parents of minority students about postsecondary education in order to prepare them to assist their children in making informed career and college-related decisions. A 15-component program geared to meet the needs of African American and Hispanic students and their parents was developed and implemented. Pre- and post-implementation surveys were administered to student and parent participants. The solution strategy utilized students, parents, teachers, counselors, speakers, and mentors to inform African American and Hispanic students and their parents about postsecondary options. Analysis of the data revealed that precollegiate program participants significantly increased the number of their postsecondary applications and greatly expanded the pool of students who took standardized admissions examinations. In addition, both 9th-grade minority students and minority parents were able to demonstrate an increased awareness of postsecondary opportunities as a result of participation in the precollegiate program. (Author/RJM)
Descriptors: Black Students, Career Counseling, Career Education, College Preparation, Cultural Differences, Educational Opportunities, High School Students, High Schools, Higher Education, Hispanic Americans, Minority Groups, Parent Participation, Parent Student Relationship, School Counseling, School Role, Student Financial Aid
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
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