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ERIC Number: ED460268
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 29
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-887031-60-X
A Young Person's Guide to Earning and Learning: Preparing for College, Preparing for Careers.
Rentner, Diane Stark; Jennings, John F.
This booklet, which is intended for high school students, provides basic information about available types of postsecondary education and the kinds of education that will be required for careers of the future. The guide begins with a discussion of the various types of education now available to high school graduates besides a traditional four-year college program. Next, the following topics are discussed: average earnings of individuals with different levels of education and different college majors; percentage of high school graduates who earn a bachelor's degree; courses that improve students' chances of getting into college; options for high school students who do not want or complete a bachelor's degree; costs and trade-offs of trying to get a college degree; types and levels of education that will likely be required by tomorrow's careers; and facts that students should consider when deciding whether to pursue postsecondary education. Concluding the guide are the following: postal and Internet addresses of organizations that can provide additional information about preparing for postsecondary education; bibliography of 13 print resources; and annotated bibliography of 14 American Youth Policy Forum publications. (MN)
American Youth Policy Forum, 1836 Jefferson Place, N.W., Washington, DC 20036-2505 ($2). Web site:; e-mail:
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students
Language: English
Sponsor: Pew Charitable Trusts, Philadelphia, PA.; George Gund Foundation, Cleveland, OH.; Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation, Bloomington, IN.; Joyce Foundation, Chicago, IL.
Authoring Institution: American Youth Policy Forum, Washington, DC.; Center on Education Policy, Washington, DC.
Note: Written in collaboration with Samuel Halperin. For a companion to this guide, see CE 078 110.