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Getting Real Helping Teens Find Their Future

ISBN-10: 1412963656

ISBN-13: 9781412963657

Edition: 2nd 2009

Authors: Kenneth Gray

List price: $33.95
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"Gray provides a systematic method for working with students to look at opportunities after high school in a realistic way." -Mary Reeve, Director Services for Exceptional Students Help teens achieve success after high school through meaningful career development! Without a realistic postsecondary strategy, more than half of students fail to graduate college or land rewarding jobs. Educators and parents can improve students' odds by encouraging them to develop the long-term initiative and commitment of a solid career plan. This updated edition of Getting Real examines real-world occupational trends and projections to help teens gain "career maturity" and a sense of direction. The second edition has been expanded to address students with special needs and those at risk of dropping out, and includes a new chapter on understanding today's teens and parents. Offering a systematic, six-step plan for helping adolescents integrate youthful aspirations with economic realities, the author examines: The fundamentals of the labor market Myths and misconceptions that can limit students' choices Alternative options to a four-year degree Career exploration strategies and activities, such as job shadowing and work-study Develop confident, clear-thinking teens who can make well-informed academic and career decisions about their future!
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Book details

List price: $33.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Corwin Press
Publication date: 9/2/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 216
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Preface to the Second Edition
Acknowledgments
About the Author
Getting Real: New Realities for Postsecondary Success
A New Goal: Postsecondary Success
Career Direction and the "Fourth" R
Career Maturity and Career Direction
Career Exploration Activities and Career Maturity
Career Development Programs: Are They Effective?
Society's Ambivalence About Career Choice
The Role of Public Schools
Making the Case for Career Development Programs
Promoting Success
Understanding Those We Try to Help "Get Real"
Today's Teens and Their Parents
Today's Teens
Today's Parents
Promoting Success
Dropouts, Teens With Disabilities, and Graduates Seeking Full Time Employment
Getting Real and High School Dropouts
Getting Real and Special Populations
High School Graduates Who Seek Full Time Employment
Promoting Success
Creating Opportunities by Countering Stereotypes
Occupational Stereotypes
Gender Stereotypes and Earnings: Education or Occupation?
Occupational Stereotyping: Minorities and the Economically Disadvantaged
Promoting Success
Understanding Labor Market Fundamentals
Labor Market Misunderstandings and Bad Advice
A University Degree Guarantees Access to High Wages
A University Degree Guarantees Access to Professional Careers
High Tech Careers Require a University Degree
Career Planning Is Worthless Because People Change Jobs All the Time Anyway
University Graduates Will Take All the Good Jobs
Labor Market Advantage: The Secret to Getting High-Skill / High-Wage Employment
Bad Advice Given to Teens
Will Tentative Career Decisions Close the Door to Future Opportunity?
Promoting Success
Occupational Projections, Technical and Middle Skill Employment
Using Labor Market Information
Occupational Projections
The Other Way to Win: Technical and Middle-Skill Occupations
A Selective List of Technical and Middle Skilled Occupations: This Is Rocket Science
Promoting Success
Strategies to Promote Career Direction
Career Success, Decision Making, and Teens
The Path to Career Success?
Characteristics of a Career Mature Teenager
Career Decision Making Anxiety of Teens
Reducing Teen Anxiety Over Making Career Decisions
Promoting Success
Strategies to Promote Adolescent Career Maturity and Direction
Student Outcome Goals for Career Development Program
Promoting a Tentative Career Direction While in the 10th Grade
Verifying Tentative Career Directions
Develop a Postsecondary Plan
Providing Career Counseling
Promoting Success
Considering "All" the Alternatives
Traditional Formal Education Alternatives
Alternatives to College
The "Bridge" or "Prep" Year
Promoting Success
Six-Step Plan for Postsecondary Success
Talking to Parents
Parents and Career Choice
Six-Step Plan for Postsecondary Success
Helping Parents With Difficult Choices
Promoting Success
Getting Real and the Role of the Business Community
Community Organizations
Promoting Success
How Are Teenagers Best Served, Nutritional Lies or Reality?
Nutritional Lies
Creating Opportunity
Five Premises for Success
Well-Intended but Bad Advice Given to Teens
Understanding Our Role
Fighting the Good Fight
References
Index