ERIC Number: ED443995
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Jun
Other Ways To Win: Creating Alternatives for High School Graduates. Second Edition.
Gray, Kenneth C.; Herr, Edwin L.
This book explains how high school teachers and counselors can modify their schools' existing programs to create viable options for noncollege-bound students and help them regain control over their lives. Chapters 1-7 discuss the following topics: (1) rescuing a generation adrift; (2) recognizing the forces behind the "one way to win" mentality; (3) limited options for special populations; (4) questionable academic preparation; (5) winners and losers in the "one way to win" game; (6) the politics of average students; and (7) the high-skill/high-wage rationale. Chapters 8-10 detail a process for helping noncollege-bound high school graduates discover alternative "other ways to win" that include the following steps: (1) providing systematic career guidance for students and structured feedback for parents; (2) redesigning the high school academic curriculum; and (3) ensuring equal status and focused academics. Chapter 11 reviews the following strategies for bringing "average" students to excellence: challenging the "one way to win" paradigm; helping students and parents recognize that preparation for high-skill/high-wage jobs is another "way to win"; reaching out to parents; providing career development/guidance for all students; redesigning the academic prep program; and challenging the high school culture. Twenty-four tables/figures are included. (Contains 72 references.) (MN)
Descriptors: Academic Education, Career Exploration, Career Guidance, Case Studies, Change Strategies, College Preparation, Comparative Analysis, Curriculum Development, Disadvantaged Youth, Economically Disadvantaged, Education Work Relationship, Educational Attitudes, Educational Change, Educational Needs, Educational Opportunities, Educational Research, Employment Opportunities, Employment Patterns, Employment Projections, Equal Education, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Followup Studies, High School Graduates, High Schools, Labor Market, Models, Noncollege Bound Students, Nontraditional Occupations, Outcomes of Education, Parent Participation, Politics of Education, Postsecondary Education, Salary Wage Differentials, Sex Bias, Special Needs Students, Success, Systems Approach, Technical Education, Womens Education
Corwin Press, 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320, Web site: http://www.corwinpress.com (ISBN: 0-7619-7568-3 (hardback) $61.95; ISBN: 0-7619-7569-1 (paper) $29.95).
Publication Type: Books; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: For first edition, see ED 390 988.