ERIC Number: ED472364
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Dropouts and Career and Technical Education. Myths and Realities.
Wonacott, Michael E.
Since 1982, studies have shown statistical evidence that career and technical education (CTE) can play a role in reducing the number of high school dropouts, especially among students who are at high risk of dropping out. Case studies at several High Schools That Work sites showed improvements in retention and graduation at the same time that academic achievement and graduation requirements were increased. Strong evidence that CTE can help reduce dropout rates also comes from studies of career academies. In particular, statistical evidence seems strongest when CTE involves an emphasis on learning both academic and CTE knowledge and skills. (18 references) (AJ)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Education, Career Academies, Case Studies, College Graduates, Dropout Prevention, Dropout Rate, Dropout Research, Dropouts, Education Work Relationship, Educational Research, Employment Level, Employment Potential, Employment Qualifications, Entry Workers, Graduation Requirements, High Risk Students, High School Graduates, Integrated Curriculum, Interviews, Literature Reviews, Longitudinal Studies, Magnet Schools, Outcomes of Education, Postsecondary Education, Potential Dropouts, Regression (Statistics), Sampling, School Holding Power, Secondary Education, Socioeconomic Status, Statistical Bias, Statistical Data, Surveys, Urban Schools, Vocational Education
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Publication Type: ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Adult, Career, and Vocational Education, Columbus, OH.
Identifiers: Career and Technical Education; Carl D Perkins Voc and Appl Techn Educ Act 1990; Carnegie Unit; High Schools That Work