ERIC Number: EJ829494
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Reference Count: 5
Academics in CTE Programs: Fully Preparing Students for Their Next Step
MacQuarrie, David L.
Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers (J1), v83 n8 p30-33 Nov-Dec 2008
An echo can often be heard in career and technical education (CTE) hallways, "How am I going to fit academic skills into this program." They have a choice! They could pick up a math or English book and start selecting something to separately add in. Perhaps an academic consultant could be tapped to separately add to the task list. Another option could be to add someone else's separate remedy of academics into the content and schedule mix. However, a CTE educator could opt to find a solution to solve several coexisting problems in a natural way. For instance, the educator could look at some of the problems that are preventing students from being successful in their current program curriculum and look for missing links to a common solution. This article will relay several natural solutions to the academic problem.
Descriptors: Vocational Education Teachers, Scientific Concepts, Mathematical Concepts, Physics, Relevance (Education), High School Students, Auto Mechanics, Mechanics (Physics)
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: http://www.acteonline.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A