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ERIC Number: EJ1069509
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1531-4952
Math Course Taking for CTE Concentrators: Evidence from Three Studies of the Impact of a Decade of Education Reform
Stone, James R., III.
Journal of Career and Technical Education, v21 n1 p51-70 Fall 2004
This paper presents an argument supported by evidence that the positive effects of education reform legislation take time to accumulate, and, given time, have the power to bring about improvement. Specifically, the course-taking patterns in mathematics of CTE students in the years following the 1990 Perkins II Act and 1994 School-to- Work Opportunities Act clearly show that these students are taking part in an increasing number of higher mathematics courses, while at the same time decreasing the number of lower-level math courses taken (Levesque, 2003). These trends have developed over a number of years, accentuating the necessity of allowing for the passage of time before evaluating whether a particular reform movement has been successful.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Carl D Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act 1990; Carl D Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act 1998; Carl D Perkins Vocational Education Act 1984; School to Work Opportunities Act 1994
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress; National Longitudinal Survey of Youth
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
IES Cited: ED515839