But What if I Don't Want to Go to College?: A Guide to Successful Careers through Alternative Education

But What if I Don't Want to Go to College?: A Guide to Successful Careers through Alternative Education

by Harlow Giles Unger
     
 

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 10 Up-- An excellent guide that carefully defines and relays the advantages and disadvantages of the ten basic kinds of vocational education. The in-depth analysis is clear, thorough, and will be helpful to students still in high school, recent graduates, and even dropouts. The subject is covered much more completely than in College, Yes or No? (Arco, 1983) by William F. Shanahan. Unger stresses researching and evaluating the quality of schools and courses and warns against disreputable institutions, giving wise paths of consideration to follow. He does not, despite the book's title, discount all college training, but simply traditional four-year degree programs. Good advice on how to pass the GED is given. Because the wage tables are from 1989, they are already dated. Descriptions of a variety of jobs in many career areas are included as well as agencies and organizations to contact for accreditation and other information, guidance for resume and letter preparation, and tips for successful interviewing. Unlike many other books on alternative education, this is not a hi/lo. It is written in an interesting, upbeat style that is as intellectually demanding as material prepared for the traditionally college-bound. A great choice for serious students who plan to follow a different route from their precollegiate peers. --Diane P. Tuccillo, Mesa Public Library, AZ
Booknews
Shows what kind of alternative education is available and where to get it for every type of career and talent--and the minimum education needed to get the first job. Part 2 explores all the career and talent areas that do not require a college degree for entry-level jobs and a successful career track. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816025343
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/01/1992
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.17(w) x 9.18(h) x 0.74(d)

Meet the Author

A veteran journalist, broadcaster, educator, and historian, Harlow Giles Unger is a former Distinguished Visiting Fellow in American History at Mount Vernon and is the author of sixteen books, including five other biographies of America’s Founding Fathers. He lives in New York.

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