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ERIC Number: EJ901315
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-1531-4952
Selected Career and Technical Education Teachers' Perceptions of the No Child Left Behind Act (Public Law 107-110): An Exploratory Study
Gordon, Howard R. D.; Yocke, Richard J.; Maldonado, Cecilia; Saddler, Sterling J.
Journal of Career and Technical Education, v23 n1 p121-132 Fall 2007
The purpose of this study was to determine how selected career and technical education teachers (CTE) in West Virginia perceived the impact of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act. A convenience sample was used to select thirty-seven (N = 37) career and technical education teachers from five Southern West Virginia career and technical schools. The data suggest that professional development programs provided less than adequate provisions of NCLB to selected CTE teachers. It appears that selected CTE teachers were less than cognizant that the NCLB Act does not reduce local control of schools. Comments from selected participants suggest that more emphasis should be placed on accountability of students, government, and parents. Overall, selected career and technical education teachers' perceptions toward teacher quality and parental choices appeared to be mixed. On the other hand, selected CTE teachers were more likely to support local control and assessment provisions of the NCLB Act. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: West Virginia
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act; No Child Left Behind Act 2001