ERIC Number: EJ981995
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
From Shock to Action: Pathway to Success
Stone, Michael R.
Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers (J3), v87 n3 p30-35 Mar 2012
Career and technical education (CTE) is forced to be reactive. A good example is the fact that CTE cannot prepare students for jobs that do not exist. Outside forces create the demand for occupations and workers: CTE has to react to the demand. CTE must also respond and react to changes created by legislative mandates and administrative order. Due to the hard work of state educational agencies and stakeholders, including the Kentucky Association for Career and Technical Education (KACTE), the Kentucky Board of Education has adopted a college- and career-readiness accountability system. In this article, the author outlines the process of defining career readiness and getting a career-readiness definition adopted by the state.
Descriptors: Accountability, Stakeholders, Vocational Education, Success, Career Readiness, College Readiness, Definitions, State Policy, State Action, Program Descriptions, Program Proposals, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Transitional Programs, Performance Factors
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: http://www.acteonline.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky