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ERIC Number: EJ976603
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jan
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1527-1803
Programs of Study: What "Mature" Sites Tell Us
Alfeld, Corinne; Bhattacharya, Sharika
Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers (J1), v87 n1 p32-35 Jan 2012
Although career and technical education (CTE) Programs of Study (POS) were introduced in the Perkins IV legislation, neither the spirit nor the elements of POS are new in the history of CTE as a vehicle for high school reform. POS have evolved over several decades of efforts to create effective transition programs from secondary to postsecondary education or the workforce. As POS are relatively new, in name if not in practice, research evidence on their implementation and effectiveness is still in progress. Over the past three years, researchers have been conducting a longitudinal study at sites where POS have been implemented for several years to determine how they were developed and why they work. Findings indicate that POS have the potential to create a more tangible future (or set of possible futures) for students by giving them structure. Through POS offerings and career guidance about a range of education and career options beyond high school, students can be better prepared to achieve college and career success. (Contains 2 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A