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Description - Getting Real by Kenneth Carter Gray

Help ALL teenagers to define realistic goals, develop career direction, and find their future! This revised edition of the bestseller offers educators a six-step plan for helping all students and their parents develop alternative plans for post high school success that may or may not involve a college degree. Getting Real compares the disparity between students' preconceived beliefs and aspirations and the new economic and labor markets they will face as adults, and calls on educators to improve the odds for every young person. Emphasizing the importance of exploring all options, the updated second edition covers critical topics such as: occupational race and gender stereotypes updated labor market projections that highlight technician-level careers and new middle level skill occupations the strong link between academic maturity, career direction, and postsecondary success the unique career development needs of potential dropouts and of high school graduates who go to work.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781412963657
ISBN-10: 1412963656
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 216
Imprint: SAGE Publications Inc
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - 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 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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