ERIC Number: EJ1132461
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Student Participation in Career Academies within a School District: Who Participates, What Makes a Difference?
Cox, E. Daniel; Hernández-Gantes, Victor M.; Fletcher, Edward C., Jr.
Career and Technical Education Research, v40 n1 p11-27 Apr 2015
The purpose of this study was to examine the extent that demographic, prior CTE coursework and academic achievement variables predict participation in career academies. Data included information on 17,934 students from 10 comprehensive high schools within one Florida school district in the academic school year of 2012-13. Findings indicated: (a) White students were more likely to participate in career academies compared to racial and ethnic minority students; (b) African American and White students showed no significant difference; (c) females were significantly more likely to participate in career academies; and (d) students from high SES backgrounds and students who performed higher on standardized assessments were more likely to participate in career academies. This study revealed that career academies have similar student profiles compared to CTE programs in general.
Descriptors: Student Participation, School Districts, Vocational Education, Academic Achievement, Career Academies, High School Students, Comparative Analysis, Predictor Variables, White Students, African American Students, Minority Group Students, Socioeconomic Status
Association for Career and Technical Education Research. Web site: http://acteronline.org/publications/
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A