Postsecondary Education Exploration and Decision Making: Public High School Counselor Identification of Key Topics for Traditional High School Students and Their Parents

dc.contributor.advisorLiberman, David
dc.contributor.committeeMemberFreiberg, H. Jerome
dc.contributor.committeeMemberHorn, Catherine L.
dc.creatorCollins, Katherine 1959-
dc.date.accessioned2013-07-16T15:43:04Z
dc.date.available2013-07-16T15:43:04Z
dc.date.createdDecember 2010
dc.date.issued2010-12
dc.date.updated2013-07-16T15:43:14Z
dc.description.abstractK-12 educators cite problems with preparing traditional high school students and their parents for postsecondary education exploration and decision making. These problems include inadequate college resources and materials, inequitable college advising by counselors and teachers, and inequitable college preparatory curricula (National High School Summit, 2004). Overwhelmed counselors struggle with getting information disseminated (NACAC, 2007). There has been a helter-skelter approach to nonacademic preparation programs on both the K-12 and postsecondary side of education, with no comprehensive or quality performance standards to guide them (U.S. Department of Education, 2006). The researcher suggests one solution: a systematic curricular approach. This study surveyed counselors (N=62) from several public school districts in the south asking them: if a semester length elective course on the postsecondary education exploration and decision making process was available, would it be important to them, and what nonacademic topics should be included? Results were significantly positive.
dc.description.departmentEducational Psychology, Department of
dc.format.digitalOriginborn digital
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10657/394
dc.language.isoeng
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dc.subjectPostsecondary education
dc.subjectPostsecondary Education search and decision making
dc.subjectNonacademic topics in postsecondary education preparation
dc.subject.lcshCounseling in secondary education
dc.subject.lcshCollege preparation programs
dc.subject.lcshPostsecondary education--United States
dc.titlePostsecondary Education Exploration and Decision Making: Public High School Counselor Identification of Key Topics for Traditional High School Students and Their Parents
dc.type.dcmiText
dc.type.genreThesis
thesis.degree.collegeCollege of Education
thesis.degree.departmentEducational Psychology, Department of
thesis.degree.disciplineCounseling
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Houston
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Education

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