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ERIC Number: EJ1153258
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-May-23
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Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1938-5978
Breaking Away
Gross, Karen
New England Journal of Higher Education, May 2017
How to foster wise decision-making generally and among young people in particular has been the subject of numerous studies. Professionals working in the field of student life struggle to accomplish two goals on campus: foster quality decision-making and curb irresponsible behavior. Given the range of choices confronting college students, it is no small wonder that college presidents have many sleepless nights worrying about the safety of the students in their charge. For "breakaway students," complex decisions arise long before college begins--indeed the choice to go to college itself is only one example of making a remarkable and positive choice. For breakaway students' access to and success in college to occur, good decision-making needs to start early and often. Educators can help students build an architecture of better choice, in part by making deliberate what may now be done without much thought.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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