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ERIC Number: EJ1177928
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Retention and Relevance for CTE-Focused Students through Problem-Based Learning
Waldman, Susan; Igarashi, Michelle
NADE Digest, v8 n1 p47-50 Fall 2016
In fall 2013, Career and Technical Education (CTE)-focused composition classes were piloted to accommodate Leeward Community College's requirement for college-level composition for students in the CTE majors. The first CTE-focused class was an accelerated developmental education reading and writing course for students placing two steps below college-level. In the subsequent semester, an accelerated co-requisite composition course was piloted. To further ground instruction in application, a second instructor came to the CTE composition classes, portraying the CEO of a local business. The CTE students developed either PowerPoint presentations or Weebly websites to promote their services. CTE student retention in these collaborative courses has been nearly 100%. Having an "outside expert" address the class makes the composition work concrete.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hawaii
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