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ERIC Number: EJ931102
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1531-4952
An Examination of the Relationship between SkillsUSA Student Contest Preparation and Academics
Threeton, Mark D.; Pellock, Cynthia
Journal of Career and Technical Education, v25 n2 p94-108 Win 2010
Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs) assert they are assisting students in developing leadership, teamwork, citizenship, problem solving, communication, and academic skills for workplace success, but with limited research on their outcomes, are these empty claims? With integration of academics being a major Career and Technical Education (CTE) priority, and CTSOs named integral partners in meeting requirements of the 2006 Perkins legislation, this study has been conducted for the purpose of (a) determining what students need to know and do to prepare for the SkillsUSA Occupational Health and Safety national competition, and (b) to determine if contest competencies naturally align with Pennsylvania 11th Grade Academic Standards to identify if academic rigor is associated with contest preparation. Findings may be useful to SkillsUSA advisors preparing students for the occupational health and safety competition or those interested in learning about the integration of challenging and rigorous academics in context via CTSO involvement. (Contains 2 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 11; High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania