ERIC Number: ED467900
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Proprietary, Career, and Charter Schools and CTE. Trends and Issues Alert.
Wonacott, Michael E.
Proprietary and career schools have long provided postsecondary career and technical education (CTE) as private, for-profit institutions. In recent years, they have been joined at the secondary level by charter schools providing CTE. These issues affect proprietary, career, and charter schools as providers of secondary or postsecondary CTE: the quality of programs and services; training students for oversupplied occupations; provision and effectiveness of student support services; state postsecondary oversight and licensing; and student success on state proficiency tests. Prominent approaches to ensuring quality are accreditation for proprietary and career schools and close charter school/employer partnerships, with employer-linked charter schools a growing phenomenon. One question at the postsecondary level is whether proprietary and career schools are becoming more like public community and technical colleges, particularly in student characteristics and breadth of training and education. At the secondary level, the similarity between CTE charter schools and school-to-work concepts is often pointed out. (An annotated listing of 27 resources is followed by a list of 3 Web resources.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Achievement Tests, Charter Schools, College Curriculum, Education Work Relationship, Educational Change, Educational Quality, Labor Needs, Postsecondary Education, Proprietary Schools, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, Student Characteristics, Student Organizations, Student Personnel Services, 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.