ERIC Number: EJ706577
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Oct-1
Reference Count: N/A
Is High School Career and Technical Education Obsolete?
Phi Delta Kappan, v86 n2 p128 Oct 2004
In the face of growing sentiment against career and technical education, the author asks readers to take a hard look at the advisability of limiting high school students' options. The viability of high school vocational education--now called Career and Technical Education (CTE)--is once again being questioned. The current federal Administration appears to hold the CTE curriculum in low regard. Its recommendation regarding the reauthorization of the Perkins CTE funding legislation is basically to scrap it. The Administration proposes instead to redirect federal funding for high school CTE, tech prep, and even postsecondary technical education toward high school academic education.
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Policy, Tech Prep, Academic Education, Vocational Education, Career Education, Technical Education, High School Students, Noncollege Bound Students, College Bound Students, Education Work Relationship
Phi Delta Kappa International, Inc., 408 N. Union St., P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789. Web site: http://www.pdkintl.org.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001