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ERIC Number: ED475473
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Aug-28
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
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Disadvantage of Career and Technical Education Courses Delivered in a Comprehensive High School Setting.
Allen, Micki
Career and technical education (CTE) in Michigan is delivered in a variety of ways. St. Joseph County, Michigan, uses a comprehensive high school to serve all its CTE students. St. Joseph County's delivery system requires visiting students to receive CTE instruction at a site that serves as a traditional high school setting for the home students. The process to reach that decision required that pertinent research studies that were written between the mid-1970 and 2001 be reviewed to identify the potential negative social issues arising from the situation where a school serves as the home school of one student population serves and the receiving school of another were examined. Particular attention was paid to cohesiveness, clique-forming, friction, and favoritism among students and instructors. Next, the comprehensive high school based delivery system used in St. Joseph County was compared to the other CTE delivery systems currently being used in Michigan area technology centers that are located either in independent buildings or within a public school's building and that either serve multiple school districts or a single school district. The analysis established that, first and foremost, steps should be taken to ease the inherent uneasiness that some CTE students might experience as a result of attending classes in "someone else's territory." (Contains 15 references.) (MN)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Michigan