ERIC Number: EJ813781
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 63
No Curriculum Left Behind: The Effects of the No Child Left Behind Legislation on Career and Technical Education
Fletcher, Edward C., Jr.
Career and Technical Education Research, v31 n3 p157-174 2006
This manuscript describes the impact of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) legislation on Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs. The manuscript begins with a review of the various aspects of the NCLB legislation, discussing historical legislation leading up to NCLB and emphasizing contemporary issues that affect K-12 education. The manuscript then addresses the curricula that are left behind due to the increased focus on core academic courses, with an in-depth analysis of how NCLB affects CTE programs. The findings are centered on four areas in which the NCLB policy affects CTE programs: (a) CTE teacher qualifications, (b) the adequate yearly progress (AYP) provision, (c) CTE reform initiatives, and (d) CTE legislation objectives. The manuscript concludes with discussion on the future implications for CTE programs such as the need for increased accountability in CTE teacher education programs and further research on CTE student outcomes.
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Teacher Qualifications, Educational Improvement, Educational Indicators, Vocational Education Teachers, Technical Education, Curriculum
Association for Career and Technical Education Research. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Human Resource Education, 1310 South Sixth Street, 351 Education Building, Champaign, IL 61820. Tel: 217-333-0807; Fax: 217-244-5632; Web site: http://www.agri.wsu.edu/acter/journal.htm
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001