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ERIC Number: EJ829499
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1527-1803
A National Effort to Integrate Math and Science with CTE
Hyslop, Alisha
Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers (J1), v83 n8 p56-57 Nov-Dec 2008
National activities focus on priority areas and are often designed to develop, improve and identify the most successful methods and techniques for providing career and technical education (CTE) programs under Perkins. One of these priority areas under the 2006 Perkins Act is the integration of academic and technical education. Since the early 1990s, this has been a pillar of federal CTE legislation, and continues to be a major topic of discussion around the country. The recent attention to STEM issues and the declining U.S. performance in math and science have increased the importance of delivering curriculum to all students that is both rigorous and relevant. This article discusses the STEM Transitions project, which is designed to highlight the importance of math and science within the six career clusters related to STEM careers: Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources; Health Science; Information Technology; Manufacturing; Transportation; and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. This project is being led by the Center for Occupational Research and Development (CORD) and is funded by the U.S. Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE) in partnership with the League for Innovation in the Community College and the States' Career Clusters Initiative. CORD hopes the project will provide new ideas for faculty to incorporate into current courses, or the foundation for the development of new integrated projects and courses as the lines continue to blur between academic and CTE instruction.
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: Two Year Colleges
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Language: English
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