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ERIC Number: EJ926085
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1527-1803
Advancing a New Image of CTE via High-Quality Teacher Preparation
Sass, Heather Boggs
Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers (J1), v86 n4 p24-27 Apr 2011
There is perhaps no better place to start in advancing a new image of career and technical education (CTE) than by creating the kind of classroom instruction that will prepare students for further learning and the workplace. The quality of teachers and their capacity to construct rich learning experiences for students represents the "front line" of the work in CTE. Teachers shape the learning experiences that produce competent and confident graduates who are ready to begin their career paths; well-trained graduates are both advocates and evidence that the field is truly living up to a new image. To improve CTE teacher quality and ultimately the quality of CTE programs and their image, the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) is working in collaboration with the National Research Center for Career and Technical Education (NRCCTE) to develop an induction model for teachers seeking an alternative route to enter the profession. The induction model is based on high-quality professional development and high-quality support during the first year of teaching, and is designed to increase beginning teachers' competence, self-efficacy and career commitment. The model, once developed, can be used by states, teacher preparation programs, and school districts to boost teacher quality.
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:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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