ERIC Number: EJ1033589
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 51
CTE Teachers and the Process of CTE and Science Content Integration
Spindler, Matt; Greiman, Bradley C.
Career and Technical Education Research, v38 n2 p125-146 2013
The integration of career and technical education (CTE) and academic curricular content represents a challenge for CTE professionals. Currently, little is known about the process of integrating science into secondary CTE programs. Grounded theory method was employed to create information about CTE teachers' perspectives of and experiences with the process of CTE and science content integration. From the perspective of the CTE teachers involved, integrating CTE and science content resulted in their programs of study being adapted into something very different than they were before the process of integration was begun. The CTE teachers revealed that evolutions in their programs of study and themselves were associated with three other categories within the grounded theory: connecting; enacting; and futuring. The findings indicate that the process of CTE and science content integration represents a deep and complex episode for CTE teachers. The findings also reveal that the process of CTE and science content integration requires connecting to others, putting ideas into action, and an orientation towards the future.
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers, Science Education, Integrated Curriculum, Secondary School Curriculum, Teaching Experience, Teacher Attitudes, Educational Needs, Prior Learning, Educational Opportunities, Participant Characteristics, Interdisciplinary Approach, Curriculum Design, Grounded Theory, Qualitative Research, Career Education, Technical Education
Association for Career and Technical Education Research. Web site: http://www.public.iastate.edu/~laanan/actermain/publications.shtml
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A