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ERIC Number: EJ775464
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1527-1803
The Status of CTE Teacher Education Today
Camp, William G.; Heath-Camp, Betty
Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers (J1), v82 n6 p16-19 Sep 2007
The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) has greatly affected the current status of career and technical education (CTE). Since the implementation of NCLB, there has been increased course-taking in science, math, and the other traditional academic subjects by high school students in this country. Research shows that the consequence has been a loss of opportunity for many students to enroll in CTE--resulting in declines in CTE enrollments at the secondary level. A 2002 study found that over the coming decade, the country will be facing increases in public secondary school CTE enrollments, which will mean an increase in demand for new CTE teachers. Due to declines in secondary CTE enrollment, CTE teacher education programs rapidly withered across the country. Now, the CTE community faces a huge problem. It must address the quality of preparation of its teachers and students, and must make a fundamental reform of teacher education programs. This article discusses the need for CTE to develop a plan for its future.
Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE). 1410 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. Tel: 800-826-9972; Tel: 703-683-3111; Fax: 703-683-7424; Web site:
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: No Child Left Behind Act 2001