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Assessing Barriers to Education

Identify Barriers to Further Your Education and Career

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Assessing Barriers to Education
ISBN: 978-1-59357-614-1
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Assessing Barriers to Education
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Copyright: 2008 JIST Works

Size: 8.5 x 11

Author(s):
John J. Liptak, Ed.D.

Overview
Self-scoring, self-interpreting, consumable, no other components needed.

Ninety percent of the fastest-growing and best-paying jobs require some kind of postsecondary education or training. Yet only half of all high school graduates go to college, and only half of them ever earn a degree. Something stands in their way.

Assessing Barriers to Education (ABE) helps academic counselors, career counselors, and job coaches identify the primary barriers preventing people from continuing their educations. ABE ensures that today's job seekers and career managers develop strategies for overcoming those barriers, honestly assess the options available to them, and understand the value of further education. ABE helps individuals:

  • Assess the situational, emotional, attitudinal, and material barriers preventing them from pursuing some form of postsecondary education.
  • Identify the postsecondary options most readily accessible to them, from apprenticeships to graduate degrees.
  • Eliminate myths about the process of furthering one's education, such as, "I can't afford to go to college."

In addition, this unique tool helps counselors, coaches, and administrators to better allocate their time and resources to deal with each client's specific barriers.

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Author Bio

John Liptak, Ed.D., has written several books and best-selling assessments for JIST. He is one of the leading developers of quantitative and qualitative assessments in the country and is the associate director of the Experiential Learning and Career Development office at Radford University in Radford, Virginia.

He provides career assessment and career counseling services for students. He also helps them develop portfolios and search for employment and internship opportunities that match their interests and values. Liptak focuses on teaching students about the connections between career development and learning, leisure, and work experiences.

He consults on the development of assessments for schools and agencies around the country and has developed specialized assessment instruments for use with clients. He is a regular speaker at national and international conventions on assessment development and is also a JIST-certified trainer.

For interview requests or questions about Liptak, contact Selena Dehne at sdehne@jist.com or (651) 215-7548.