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ERIC Number: ED510270
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Programs of Study: Year 2 Joint Technical Report. Research Snapshot
National Research Center for Career and Technical Education
In January 2010, the National Research Center for Career and Technical Education (NRCCTE) issued a progress report on three studies being conducted by the Center that examine the implementation and outcomes of Programs of Study (POS), which were required in the 2006 reauthorization of the federal legislation for career and technical education (CTE). The Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006 (otherwise known as Perkins IV) states that recipients of federal funds must offer at least one POS that includes coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant career and technical content. This joint report summarizes the literature on previous initiatives that share many similarities with the components of POS, specifically Tech Prep, career pathways, and dual/concurrent enrollment. Most of the evidence on these predecessors of POS is mixed. It also summarizes the evidence on the effects of participation in CTE on engagement in school, academic achievement, and transition to postsecondary education and employment. The report also describes three field-based research studies initiated by the NRCCTE that seek to examine POS from different perspectives.
National Research Center for Career and Technical Education. University of Louisville, College of Education and Human Development, Louisville, KY 40292. Tel: 877-372-2283; Tel: 502-852-4727; Fax: 502-852-3308; e-mail: Web site:
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED)
Authoring Institution: National Research Center for Career and Technical Education