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Other Ways to Win

Creating Alternatives for High School Graduates
Third Edition
By: Kenneth Gray, Edwin L. Herr

Help teens in the academic middle succeed by creating and valuing other ways to win!

Now in its third edition, this timely and timeless bestseller has been updated with new data, recommendations, and observations. Illustrating alternative options to a four-year college degree that are more accessible and successful for students in the academic middle, this resource focuses on:

  • Dispelling the "one way to win" myth
  • The "other ways to win" that do not require a four-year college degree
  • The benefits of post-high school education or training
  • Alternative transitional pathways

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Product Details
  • Grade Level: PreK-12
  • ISBN: 9781412917810
  • Published By: Corwin
  • Year: 2006
  • Page Count: 264
  • Publication date: February 16, 2006

Price: $40.95



Help teens in the academic middle succeed by creating and valuing other ways to win!

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, has been updated with new data, recommendations, and observations to explore 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" that do not require 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 make it happen.



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Kenneth 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 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.
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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 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.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

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





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