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ERIC Number: EJ1172944
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Dec
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1554-754X
Are There Academic CTE Cluster Pipelines? Linking High School CTE Coursetaking and Postsecondary Credentials
Plasman, Jay S.; Gottfried, Michael; Sublett, Cameron
Career and Technical Education Research, v42 n3 p219-242 Dec 2017
Career and technical education (CTE) has become a key focus of stakeholders across the political spectrum. It has been shown to be an effective means of promoting many desired outcomes, including increased chances of high school graduation, improved opportunities of enrolling in advanced math and science courses, and increased earnings after high school. An overlooked area is the direct connection between high school CTE coursetaking in a given cluster and confirmation of a postsecondary education (PSE) credential in that same CTE cluster. This study explores that connection. Through our analyses, we found significant relationships between specific CTE clusters in high school and eventually receiving a PSE credential in that same cluster. This clustered approach coupled with the observed differences in clustered connections shows the importance of evaluating CTE not solely as a single unit, but as a group of specific clusters as well.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
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Language: English
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