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ERIC Number: ED555696
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Mar
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
How Career and Technical Education Can Help Students Be College and Career Ready: A Primer
Brand, Betsy; Valent, Andrew; Browning, Andrea
College and Career Readiness and Success Center
If educators and policymakers are to make good on the national commitment to graduate more students from high school prepared to face postsecondary challenges, schools must continue to improve career technical education (CTE), ensuring that students have access to high-quality pathways to success. This brief provides an overview of the evolution of CTE in the U.S., reviews what CTE looks like in practice, and highlights issues CTE faces in the field that must be overcome for it to become an impactful and wide-reaching strategy for preparing students for postsecondary success. It also discusses the importance of these programs for allowing students the opportunities to acquire the competencies required in today's workplace, and to learn about different careers by experiencing work and workplaces.
College and Career Readiness and Success Center. Available from: American Institutes for Research. 1000 Thomas Jefferson Street NW, Washington, DC 20007. Tel: 800-634-0503; Fax: 202-403-5875; e-mail: CCRSCenter@air.org; Web site: http://www.ccrscenter.org
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Department of Education (ED)
Authoring Institution: College & Career Readiness & Success Center at American Institutes for Research
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Carl D Perkins Vocational Education Act 1984; Smith Hughes Act
Grant or Contract Numbers: S283B050028|S283B120034