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ERIC Number: EJ829497
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 1
ISSN: ISSN-1527-1803
Integrating CTE and Academics: One Teacher's Account
Bolger, Deborah Ann
Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers (J1), v83 n8 p44-46 Nov-Dec 2008
The author teaches a high school program called Commercial Foods which is designed to prepare students for careers in the food service industry. The majority of students are special needs youth who generally will not go on to postsecondary education, so her emphasis is placed on workforce development and life skills. Students have resource classes; they do not have many academic classes in the areas such as the core four: science, math, social studies and English. In this article, the author shares how she integrates these areas of education into her foods curriculum. As a career and technical education (CTE) teacher, the author believes that integration of academics is necessary to promote education across the curriculum with practical applications of math, science, social studies and English. It also reinforces classroom learning so students make the connection through real-world experiences.
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: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A