ERIC Number: EJ961174
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
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Implementing Career Academies in Florida: A Case Study Approach to Understanding Successes and Obstacles
Dixon, Maressa L.; Cotner, Bridget A.; Wilson, Tasha-Neisha C.; Borman, Kathryn M.
Career and Technical Education Research, v36 n3 p207-227 2011
Recent legislation in Florida mandated that all school districts open at least one career academy by the 2008-2009 school-year, impacting career academy implementation dramatically. As the number of career academies in Florida increases, ensuring success requires attention to the complexities of implementation. Qualitative research conducted with a purposive sample of one school district was used to generate three case studies examined in this investigation. The Career Academy National Standards of Practice provide the basis for the study's conceptual framework. Student recruitment and scheduling, elements of Standard 2, presented obstacles to implementation. Academies were encouraged by early success in relationship-building among faculty and students and the real-world application of course content, elements of Standard 2 and Standard 7, respectively.
Descriptors: Career Academies, Case Studies, Program Implementation, Qualitative Research, National Standards, Student Recruitment, Scheduling, Barriers, Teacher Student Relationship, Course Content, Experiential Learning
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: http://www.public.iastate.edu/~laanan/actermain/publications.shtml
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Florida