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ERIC Number: EJ860502
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 12
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-1531-4952
Trends in Career and Technical Education Research
Rojewski, Jay W.; Asunda, Paul; Kim, Soo Jung
Journal of Career and Technical Education, v24 n2 p57-68 Win 2008
The purpose of this literature review was to identify current trends and issues in research focusing on career and technical education (CTE). The primary sources of literature for this review included all research articles published in three refereed scholarly journals--"Career and Technical Education Research," "Journal of Career and Technical Education," and "Journal of Industrial Teacher Education"--during a recent 3-year period (2002, 2003, and 2004). Results from this review provide an indication of the trends and issues reflected in what the authors termed "unsolicited research." It is unsolicited in the sense that the scholarship published in these journals reflects the interests of independent researchers working on personal agendas, as opposed to making pre-determined contributions to a unified or coordinated agenda. Results show the range of topics and issues of importance to researchers in the field. For CTE to continuously reposition and meet its goals and objectives in schools, the authors suggest that a constant review of issues, trends, and needs affecting the field should be examined. It is hoped that this review can be a starting point for periodic evaluation of CTE-related research to inform one's understanding of trends and issues in the field and a call for more research activities from various professionals and institutions that have an interest in CTE. (Contains 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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