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ERIC Number: ED446601
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Oct-21
Pages: 10
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Preparing High School Students for Success in University Education.
Farquhar, Robin H.
Some of the things parents can do to prepare Canadian high school students for success in college are outlined. Helping students prepare for a university education is very important at this time because of new job skill requirements, a potential shortage of university teachers in Canada that may reduce the number of students admitted to college, and the increasing numbers of students who will apply. It is essential that students select their high school courses to satisfy the prerequisites for admission to the university program of choice. Parents can help students find out about requirements and financial aid available. They can also help students prepare for life on campus without many of the sources of support they had at home. Coping skills are very important in the first months of college life, and parents can help students develop these skills. As students develop a sort of social cushion, they can begin to learn "tricks of the trade" from each other, especially in developing writing skills. Parents can encourage students to use all the resources available from the university and their social networks. Some special initiatives are available for students with various forms of physical or learning disability, and parents can help students find out about these programs. In addition to helping students obtain information and develop survival skills, parents can help them in the transition to college by encouraging the belief that they will be able to manage challenges they encounter. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada