Counseling: Does it really impact student decisionmaking?
Career and College Advice to the Forgotten Half: What do Cou...
To examine the career and college advice that high school counselors and vocational teachers give to the "forgotten half," students who are unlikely to seek a four-year degree.
High School; Student Supports--Counseling/Guidance
Rosenbaum, James; Krei, Melinda
Educational Research and Consulting; Northwestern University
Teachers College Record
Most of the counselors and teachers in the sample work in high schools that encourage them to push college attendance. Although both counselors and vocational teachers tend to encourage college for students who show any interest, the two gr...
Student Future Outlook and Counseling Quality in a Rural Min...
Are differences in future outlook among students in a predominantly minority, rural high school impacted by the quality of counseling, race, gender, grade level and academic performance?
High School; Student Supports--Counseling/Guidance
Dellana, Scott; Snyder, David
East Carolina University; Snyder, Inc.
High School Journal, University of North Carolina Press
Quality of counseling
The most-cited problem was that students felt the counselors were not well informed.
Type-sensitive or group-sensitive guidance programs are more effective than one-size-fits-all pr...
Inequitable Opportunities: How Current Education Systems and...
Demonstrates that access to college-preparation-related policy information follows racial, ethnic, income and curricular tracking lines. Presents findings related to K-16 policies/practices and practitioner understanding of those policies and practices.
High School; Curriculum; Student Supports--Counseling/Guidance; High School--College Readiness; P-16 or P-20; Postsecondary Participation--Access; At-Risk (incl. Dropout Prevention)
Kirst, Michael; Venezia, Andrea
National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education; Stanford University
College preparation activities and counseling
High-SES and Honors students tended to participate more in college preparation activities, and 11th graders were more active in, and informed about, college preparation ac...
High School Guidance Counselors: Facilitators or Preemptors ...
To explore the interplay between a high school student's race, social class and academic performance and the type of postsecondary institution the counselor recommends — community college or four-year institution.
NOTES FROM ECS: Important implications for policymakers and others considering the training counselors receive. Also points to the need for further research, especially on the influence of race on the recommendations counselors provide on postsecondary education decisions.
High School; Student Supports--Counseling/Guidance; Postsecondary Participation--Access
Weer, Christy; Linnehan, Frank; Stonely, Paul
Drexel University; National Commission for Cooperative Education
Academy of Management, presentation at national conference, August 2006
Counselor gender was significantly related to school geographic location (fewer female counselors in the South), and African American counselors were less likely than counselors of other races to rec...
Deciding on Postsecondary Education: Final Report
To gain a better understanding of data and information that are used and/or needed by students and potential students to assist them in making decisions about participation and choice in postsecondary education.
MacAllum, Keith; Riggs, Angela; Glover, Denise; Queen, Barbara
Findings reflect focus group results and findings derived from the literature review.
Stages of College Planning and Choice
The Predisposition Stage
The predisposition stage is the sel...
Role of College Counseling in Shaping College Opportunity: V...
To examine the ways that the state, district and school context shape the availability and nature of college counseling in U.S. public high schools. Findings highlight constraints and differences in the availability of college counseling.
Perna, Laura; Rowan-Kenyon, Heather; Thomas, Scott; Bell, Angela; Anderson, Robert; Li, Chunyan
Review of Higher Education
A high student-to-counselor ratio is not the only factor that limits a counselor's time; other counselor and school priorities restrict access to counseling too.
Dreams Deferred? The Relationship Between Early and Later Po...
To determine the characteristics of students who increase, decrease and maintain educational aspirations between 10th and 12th grades; the extent that male and female students of differing racial/ethnic groups maintain postsecondary educational aspirations between 10th and 12th grades; variations in 12th-grade educational aspirations by race/ethnicity after controlling for other variables; and if certain additional constructs improve the explanatory power of the study's design.
High School--College Readiness; Postsecondary Participation--Access; Postsecondary Participation
Educational Policy, Volume 23 Number 4
What are the characteristics of students who increase, decrease and maintain educational aspirations between 10th and 12th grades?
This study finds that 76% of 10th grades in 2002 expected to earn at least a bachelor...