ERIC Number: EJ888207
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Parallels in Arts Education and CTE: Some Guiding Reflections
Hull, Bradley J.
Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers (J1), v85 n4 p46-49 Apr 2010
Many forces shape the current national conversation regarding career and technical education (CTE). Perkins IV guides the discussion through concepts such as challenging academic and technical standards; high skill, high wage, or high demand occupations; and programs of study. Workforce development and training, the economic recession, unemployment rates, the Workforce Investment Act and Elementary and Secondary Education Act reauthorizations, and globalizations and outsourcing provide strong undercurrents to the national CTE discourse. Amidst all of these currents, CTE struggles to find its identity. In today's climate, one of the main challenges to CTE and the visual and performing arts is the narrowing of the curriculum. This article discusses how the arts successfully attempted to maintain their existence in education within this climate and offers some lessons that could be learned by CTE as it faces many challenges.
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Art Education, Educational Change, Role of Education, Relevance (Education), Rural Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Curriculum
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 - Evaluative
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A