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ERIC Number: EJ1179394
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jun
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0042-0859
"I Want to Do More and Change Things": Reframing CTE toward Possibilities in Urban Education
Jocson, Korina M.
Urban Education, v53 n5 p640-667 Jun 2018
This article addresses the discourse on career and technical education (CTE) from a multiperspectival approach to challenge the persisting academic-vocational divide. The author illustrates the paradoxical rhetoric in CTE, then shares a personal experience, and draws on ethnographic research to reveal a different understanding of enabling human capacity to support racially and culturally minoritized youth. In the end, the author suggests that a push beyond the language of investment and skills embedded in educational reform becomes all the more important in preparing youth for the future. Implications for practice, research, and policy toward possibilities in urban education are also discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Carl D Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act 1998; Morrill Act 1862; Vocational Rehabilitation Act 1973; Vocational Education Amendments 1976; Vocational Education Amendments 1968; Vocational Education Act 1963
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