ERIC Number: EJ926038
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Integrated Curricula: Implementing English and Math Credit into CTE
Tews, Nichole M.
Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers (J1), v86 n1 p44-47 Jan 2011
Integrating academics into career and technical education (CTE) is vital to the success of the students, states and nation. Research has shown that incorporating literacy and numeracy skills within students' areas of interest dramatically increases the retention and understanding of these skills. As Cass Career Center--a shared-time center in Harrisonville, Missouri--discovered, it is the collaboration of CTE and English and math instructors that provides the opportunity for students to flourish. Yet the school has taken this concept one step further: It is now offering level-four English and math credit integrated into CTE. This article describes how the school accomplished this, and how it is preparing learners for college and careers.
Descriptors: Numeracy, Career Centers, Guidance Centers, Vocational Education, Integrated Curriculum, Literacy, Program Implementation, Credits, Program Descriptions, College Preparation, Effective Schools Research, Skill Development, Developmental Studies Programs
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 - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A