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Other Ways to Win

Other Ways to Win
Creating Alternatives for High School Graduates

Third Edition
Edited by:

October 2013 | 264 pages | Corwin
Help teens in the academic middle succeed by creating and valuing other ways to win!

Research suggests that more than half of high school student 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

Provides benefits for students with alternate forms of post-high school education

All teens deserve to succeed regardless of the post-secondary educational path they take. Other Ways to Win can help to make it happen.

Preface to the Third Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
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

"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.' "

John Casper, Supervisor of Secondary Instruction
Nelson County Public Schools, Bardstown, KY

"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."

Robert Todd, Principal
Theodore Roosevelt High School, San Antonio, TX

Sample Materials & Chapters

Preface to the Third Edition

Chapter 1

Kenneth Carter Gray

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... More About Author

Edwin L. Herr

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 EdD 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... More About Author

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ISBN: 9781412917810