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ERIC Number: EJ901311
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
An Evolving Set of Values-Based Principles for Career and Technical Education
Martinez, Reynaldo L., Jr.
Journal of Career and Technical Education, v23 n1 p72-84 Fall 2007
Career and Technical Education (CTE) in America continues to evolve at both the secondary and postsecondary levels. This evolution of CTE is demonstrated by changing policies and practices that are driven from new legislation and educational reform initiatives. Policies and practices should be based on accepted principles that are derived from a particular philosophic set of values. As CTE has changed, discussion regarding the principles and philosophy that gives rise and justifies these changes is absent. This article reviews the literature with regards to the evolution of educational philosophy and principles that have guided CTE policies and practices. Historically the congruency between particular philosophic values and extending principles has not been clear. Based on the literature, current trends and legislation, a philosophic view and set of values with extending principles are proposed for CTE.
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Educational Change, Technical Education, Educational Principles, Educational Practices, Educational Policy, Alignment (Education), Career Education, Vocational Education, Educational Development, Literature Reviews, Values, Educational Trends, Foundations of Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
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