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ERIC Number: EJ854917
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-0195-7597
The Relationship between Pennsylvania Career and Technical Instructors' Demographic Characteristics and Program Expectations for Students with and without Disabilities
Harvey, Michael W.; Pellock, Cynthia
Journal for Vocational Special Needs Education, v26 n3 p4-22 Spr 2004
This study investigated the relationship between demographic characteristics of Pennsylvania career and technical education (CTE) instructors and program expectations for secondary students with and without disabilities. Respondents' gender, age, level of education, years in current position, years in education, and training in special needs (i.e. university coursework, continuing education credits, in-service) are reported. A quasi-experimental design using student case studies and non-random survey methods was used to explore instructors' perceptions of students' social integration, academic and occupational skill attainment, and postschool occupational employability. Significant effects were found for gender, age, and years in current position concerning students' fit socially, having similar academic attainment compared to others, and having the potential to be employed in the full range of jobs in the occupational area. Implications for future research and CTE training are discussed. (Contains 9 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania