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ERIC Number: EJ1172945
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Dec
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1554-754X
Commonly Used Theories in CTE Research: Toward a Core Theory Base for CTE
Schmidtke, Carsten
Career and Technical Education Research, v42 n3 p193-217 Dec 2017
Presently, there is no widespread agreement on foundational theories for Career and Technical Education (CTE) as a discipline, nor is there much discussion and debate in the literature on what a theory foundation might look like. The case has been made that theory helps scholars and practitioners look at data from different angles, offer different interpretations of research findings, define and understand problems, propose and test solutions, set a research agenda for the discipline, and help solve problems. This paper investigates published CTE research to identify those theories most commonly employed as a theoretical framework and described their major components and concepts. The author then proposes a potential core theory base for CTE derived from the findings and discusses how this core is grounded in the intersection of the different theories.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Information Analyses
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Language: English
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