ERIC Number: ED495619
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Feb-16
Other Ways to Win: Creating Alternatives for High School Graduates
Gray, Kenneth C.; Herr, Edwin L.
Research suggests that more than half of high school graduates are not academically prepared for college, yet they do not have significant learning disabilities preventing them from succeeding in a traditional classroom setting. This timeless bestseller, now in its third edition and updated with new data, recommendations, and observations explores the choices available to these students beyond traditional four-year colleges. Illustrating options that are more accessible and carry a much higher probability of student success, this resource: dispels the "One Way to Win" myth; presents "Other Ways to Win" not requiring a four-year college degree; and provides benefits for students with alternate forms of post-high-school education. Three parts and eleven chapters comprise this book. Part I, The One Way to Win Myth, contains: (1) The One Way to Win Myth; (2) Recognizing the Forces behind One Way to Win; and (3) Limited Options for Special Populations. Part II, Counting the Losers in the One Way to Win Game, contains: (4) Questionable Academic Preparation; (5) Winners and Losers in the One Way to Win Game; and (6) Who Cares? The Politics of Average Students. Part III, Creating Other Ways to Win, contains: (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; and (11) Other Ways to Win and Success for All. The book also contains Prefaces to all three editions, as well as acknowledgments, author profiles, references, and an index.
Descriptors: High School Graduates, Colleges, Career Guidance, Academic Education, Noncollege Bound Students, Curriculum Design, Educational Attitudes, Academic Achievement
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
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