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ERIC Number: EJ913663
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1554-7558
Investing in Academic Science for Allied Health Students: Challenges and Possibilities
Packard, Becky Wai-Ling; Gagnon, Janelle L.; Moring-Parris, Riana
Career and Technical Education Research, v35 n3 p137-156 2010
This study examined the experiences of allied health CTE students and teachers in a new academic science class designed to strengthen science preparation and postsecondary pathways. Situated within a partnership between the community hospital and an urban school district, this case study drew upon the perspectives of the students, the hospital science teachers, and the CTE teachers over an academic year. Our analysis documented early challenges, including the need for hospital science teachers to adapt their plans and the frustrations students expressed with the class as it intruded on their CTE preparation. Invitations for participation from teachers focused on the need for college preparation and opportunities to build self-efficacy; ultimately, students did appreciate the class, after their licensure exams were over. One missed opportunity was collaboration between hospital science and CTE teachers. Implications for future research and practice involving the academic preparation of CTE students are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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