ERIC Number: EJ984628
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
Implementing a Statewide Mandated Career Pathways/Programs of Study School Reform Model: Select Findings from a Multisite Case Study
Withington, Cairen; Hammond, Cathy; Mobley, Catherine; Stipanovic, Natalie; Sharp, Julia L.; Stringfield, Sam; Drew, Sam F., Jr.
International Journal of Educational Reform, v21 n2 p138-158 Spr 2012
"A Longitudinal Study of the South Carolina Personal Pathways to Success Initiative" (see Hammond, Drew, et al., 2011) follows the implementation of a statewide mandated career-focused school reform policy in one U.S. state. The research focuses on eight diverse high schools in the state, personnel at those schools, and approximately 6,200 students across three cohorts, with varying amounts of exposure to the policy. In the longitudinal study, we investigate whether the number of highly developed career-focused programs of study available to students increases under the policy and whether targeted student and school outcomes are affected. Findings are presented here as related to overall policy implementation, differences in student experiences, changes in the roles of guidance, and changing attitudes toward career and technical education.
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Educational Change, Case Studies, High Schools, School Personnel, High School Students, Longitudinal Studies, Outcomes of Education, State Legislation, Educational Legislation, Educational Policy, Educational Attitudes, School Guidance, Career Guidance, Student Experience, Counselor Role, Student Participation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Carolina