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ERIC Number: EJ901307
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1531-4952
Current Profile of CTE and Non-CTE Students: Who Are We Serving?
Bierlein Palmer, Louann; Gaunt, Dave
Journal of Career and Technical Education, v23 n1 p35-43 Fall 2007
This article summarizes findings from a recent study of 451 Career Technical Education (CTE) and non-CTE students as drawn from seven high schools supported by an area career technical center. One aspect of this study examined each group's academic standing and their socioeconomic status, including the household living arrangements and the family income level present in those households. Findings related to academic standing and income are similar to previous research in that the typical CTE student performs somewhat lower academically and is more economically disadvantaged than non-CTE students. Of interest were findings related to social living arrangements for which no previous research data could be found. Results indicate significant differences in that CTE students live less often with both natural or step parents, while more commonly residing with other relatives or adults. Such updated profile information is important for CTE educators as they continue to market their programs and support their students. (Contains 3 figures and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A