Other Ways to Win: Creating Alternatives for High School Graduates / Edition 3

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Overview

Now in its third edition, this bestseller offers new data, recommendations, and observations that explore the choices for success available to students in the academic middle.

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Editorial Reviews

John Casper
"This is the first book I've read that concentrates on the academic middle who may not want to go to college or who may want to go but may struggle to succeed. Gray and Herr have provided educators and parents a resource full of alternative 'ways to win.'"
Robert Todd
"The authors demonstrate an effective and legitimate working knowledge of a real high school and national dilemma and write skillfully and engagingly about the dilemma."
Janette Kelly
"A landmark statement for education in the 21st century, and a must-read for parents, students, and high school instructional leaders. "
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412917810
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 2/28/2006
  • Edition description: Third Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 264
  • Sales rank: 952,968
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Kenneth C. Gray is a professor in the Workforce Education and Development Program at Pennsylvania State University. Prior to joining the faculty at Penn State, he was superintendent of the Vocational Technical High School System in Connecticut and has been a high school English teacher, guidance counselor, and administrator. He has published widely and is frequently quoted in the national press. He is coauthor with Edwin Herr of Workforce Education: The Basic. His latest book, Getting Real: Helping Teens Find Their Future, addresses the importance of helping teenagers develop career direction as a prerequisite to postsecondary success. He holds a BA in economics from Colby College, an MA in counseling psychology from Syracuse University, and a doctorate in technical education from Virginia Tech.

Edwin L. Herr is Distinguished Emeritus Professor of Education (Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology) and Emeritus Associate Dean, College of Education, Pennsylvania State University. He received his BS degree in Business Education from Shippensburg State Teachers College (Now Shippensburg University), and an MA and Ed D in Counseling and Student Personnel Administration from Teachers College, Columbia University, where he was an Alumni Fellow. A former business teacher, school counselor, and director of guidance, he previously served as Assistant and Associate Professor of Counselor Education at the State University of New York at Buffalo (1963-1966) and as the First Director of the Bureau of Guidance Services and the Bureau of Pupil Personnel Services, Pennsylvania Department of Education (1966-1968). The author or coauthor of more than 300 articles and 32books and monographs, he is Past President of the American Counseling Association, Past President of the National Vocational Guidance Association, and Past President of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision. He has been elected a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the American Psychological Society, the American Association for Applied and Preventive Psychology, and the National Career Development Association. Among his many awards, he has received the Eminent Career Award of the National Career Development Association, the extended research award from the American Counseling Association, and the Counseling Innovation and Vision Award of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision.

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Table of Contents

Preface to the Third Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Part I. The One Way to Win Myth
1. The One Way to Win Myth
2. Recognizing the Forces Behind One Way to Win
3. Limited Options for Special Populations
Part II. Counting the Losers in the One Way to Win Game
4. Questionable Academic Preparation
5. Winners and Losers in the One Way to Win Game
6. Who Cares? The Politics of Average Students
Part III. Creating Other Ways to Win
7. The High Skill/High Wage Rationale
8. Step One: Providing Systematic Career Guidance for Students and Structured Feedback for Parents
9. Step Two: Redesigning the High School Academic Curriculum
10. Step Three: Ensuring Equal Status and Focused Academics
11. Other Ways to Win and Success for All
References
Index

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