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ERIC Number: EJ1155466
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1947-8607
What is CTE? Practitioners Struggle to Define Their Field in the United States
Fletcher, Edward C.; Lasonen, Johanna L.; Hernandez-Gantes, Victor M.
International Journal of Adult Vocational Education and Technology, v4 n1 Article 2 p16-30 2013
The purpose of this phenomenological study was to capture the perspectives of 13 masters' students, who are also practitioners in Career and Technical Education (CTE), regarding how they conceive of the field. A few recurring themes emerged: (a) transitional identity as the field tries to distance itself from the stigma of vocational education; (b) purpose of CTE reflecting the tension between narrow and broad preparation for work; and (c) perspectives on new directions in the field viewing CTE as an integral component of education for all students aligned with calls for more rigorous integration of academic and CTE. Curricular recommendations for CTE graduate programs are articulated, including implications to develop coherent and shared consensus regarding the purpose and mission of the field to provide programmatic direction and vision.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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