ERIC Number: ED473306
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Career Technical Education: A National Perspective. Results from a NASDCTEC Survey of the State Directors.
National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium, Washington, DC.
State directors of career and technical education (CTE) were asked about CTE's connection to workforce and economic development in their states. The CTE coordination rating scale that served as the basis of the national survey focused on the extent of coordination in the following areas: CTE's framework; CTE governance, CTE programs, CTE business partners, and CTE funding. The majority of state directors gave a rating of 3 (on a 4-point scale) to CTE's relationship to workforce and economic development within their state. Other findings were as follows: (1) coordination between CTE and general secondary and postsecondary education is generally good; (2) in 37 states, state departments of education bore responsibility for administering CTE and Perkins funds; (3) in most states, secondary CTE was administered by state boards of education whereas postsecondary CTE was more likely to be administered by state departments of labor; (4) tech prep and dual enrollment were the two most common ways of ensuring seamless transitions between secondary and postsecondary CTE; and (5) CTE business partners varied depending on individual states' needs and prevalent industries. (The CTE coordination rating scale is appended, along with lists of the state agencies other than state departments of education that receive Perkins funds and administer CTE in specific states.) (MN)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Articulation (Education), Community Colleges, Cooperative Planning, Coordination, Delivery Systems, Economic Development, Educational Administration, Educational Finance, Educational Planning, Federal State Relationship, Financial Support, Labor Force Development, National Surveys, Postsecondary Education, Program Administration, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, State Agencies, State Departments of Education, Tech Prep, Technical Institutes, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Directors, Vocational Education
For full text: http://www.nasdvtec.org/Synthesis.doc.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Carl D Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act 1998