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ERIC Number: EJ961170
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 34
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1554-7558
The Decentralization of Perkins: History, Impact, and Recommendations for Future CTE Legislation
Manley, R. Adam
Career and Technical Education Research, v36 n2 p119-152 2011
The purpose of this study was to identify the impact the 1990 amendments to Carl D. Perkins Career and Applied Technology Act within-state allocation of federal funds had on the operational infrastructure of secondary career and technical education (OISCTE) in Virginia. Using the policy Delphi research technique, the researcher identified 161 consequences deemed relevant within and/or between all participant position levels (local, state, and university). Thirty-five consequences received the same effect (positive or negative) among all position levels. The findings of this study suggest that the changes to the within-state funding formula and its accompanying amendments did have an overall negative effect on the operation of secondary CTE in Virginia. More specifically, the changes to the Perkins Act this study examined adversely affected CTE teacher education; state-level CTE research initiatives; and state-level CTE's ability to provide localities with hands-on technical assistance, professional and leadership development, and coordination.
Association for Career and Technical Education Research. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Human Resource Education, 1310 South Sixth Street, 351 Education Building, Champaign, IL 61820. Tel: 217-333-0807; Fax: 217-244-5632; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Virginia
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Carl D Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act 1990