ERIC Number: ED413886
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
The Path to College: Making Choices That Are Right for You.
ERIC Review, v5 n3 Fall 1997
The "ERIC Review" announces research results, publications, and new programs relevant to each issue's theme topic. This issue is a compendium of resources, advice, and research to help guidance counselors, parents, and students plan for college. The first section, "Starting Out on the Path to College," contains the following articles: "Why Get on the Path to College?" (Adrianna Kezar); "Common Mistakes: Narrowing Your Choices Too Early" (Adrianna Kezar); "Which Is the Right Path?" (Adrianna Kezar); "Adult Students and the College Experience" (Sandra Kerka); "Women and the Path to College" (Pamela Haag); "Making the Grade: Help and Hope for the First Generation College Student" (Kevin Mitchell); and "College Planning for Students with Disabilities" (excerpted from "How To Choose a College: Guide for the Student with a Disability"). Section 2--"Gathering Information and Narrowing Your Choices" contains articles addressing the college landscape: "Community Colleges Today: Bringing You Into the Future" (Norma G. Kent); "State and Land Grant Universities: Opportunities and Choices" (National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges); "The Benefits of the Private, Liberal Arts College Experience" (Alan Splete); "The Case for All-Black Colleges" (William H. Gray, III); "Women's Colleges: A Legacy of High-Achieving Women" (Jadwiga S. Sebrechts); "Tribal Colleges: Tradition, Heritage, and Community" (Gerald Carty Monette); "Career Colleges: Preparing for the Job Market" (Kevin Mitchell); "At the Fork in the Path: Some Guidance from the Research" (Adrianna Kezar); and "How Colleges Are Changing" (Adrianna Kezar). The "College Planning Section" begins with two introductory articles: "Planning for College: Some Issues for Students and Parents To Consider" (Jim Montague); and "College Preparation Checklist for Students" and "Financial Preparation Checklist for Parents" (from the U.S. Department of Education's "Preparing Your Child for College, 1996-97 Edition"). Section 3--"Making Decisions" consists of: "Using Decision-Making Tools: A Compass on the Path" (Patricia Wood and Adrianna Kezar); and "College Selection and the Internet" (Kenneth E. Hartman). Section 4--"Succeeding on Your Chosen Path" contains: "Tips for Being Successful on Your Path: Don't Get Tripped Up!" (Adrianna Kezar); "Looking Back: Advice from Two Students on the Path" (Jennifer Lauver and Katherine Semrau); and "Graduate School: Some Resources for the Future" (Nancy A. Gaffney). Section 5--"Library" consists of print and electronic resources on college choice and attendance, compiled by Patricia Wood. (SWC)
Descriptors: Adult Students, Black Colleges, College Attendance, College Bound Students, College Choice, College Environment, College Preparation, Colleges, Decision Making, Disabilities, Educational Counseling, Females, Higher Education, Internet, Land Grant Universities, Private Colleges, Single Sex Colleges, State Universities, Students, Tribally Controlled Education
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ACCESS ERIC, Rockville, MD.