ERIC Number: ED421054
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
The Question Is College. On Finding and Doing Work You Love. Innovators in Education Series.
This book attempts to provide a guide for students (and their parents) who are unsure of what to do after high school. Using anecdotal accounts, the author looks at what happens in families when teenagers have doubts about attending college. The volume is divided into three sections, the first of which examines the preparations required for life after high school and discusses such issues as the benefits of attending college, finding a job, and familial support. The second section discusses how the reader can use the book to create a career profile to explore the many non-college options available to high school graduates. The third section describes and analyzes career profiles provided in the book for students who want to work with people, or work in media and the arts, do ecological and environmental work, work with animals, or work with "things." This section also includes a do-it-yourself profile form and exercises in profile making. The final section provides responses to common questions asked by parents about the issues covered in the volume. A list of resources and references is appended. (MAB)
Descriptors: Career Awareness, Career Choice, Career Guidance, Career Planning, College Bound Students, Decision Making, High School Graduates, High Schools, Interest Inventories, Noncollege Bound Students, Occupational Aspiration, Post High School Guidance, Postsecondary Education
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Students
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Previously published by Random House in 1989 as "The Question Is College: Guiding Your Child to the Right Choices After High School."