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ERIC Number: EJ1207035
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Dec
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1554-754X
Alignment of the Carl D. Perkins Act: A Multi-State Study of Two-Year Institutions
Simoneau, Matt
Career and Technical Education Research, v43 n3 p227-242 Dec 2018
This study sought to identify alignment and allocation habits of public, two-year postsecondary institutions with the purpose and intent of the Carl D. Perkins Act. More specifically, it aimed at determining the primary areas of use of the grant and attempted to identify ambiguities and success of the Act. Both qualitative and quantitative data was collected utilizing thematic analysis and interviews with Perkins grant administrators. The study reveals that there is a philosophical divide regarding the focus of the Act as either a mechanism for programmatic improvements or a means to support career and technical education students. Additionally, the findings revealed that funded positions are the predominate method used by institutions to meet Perkins performance metrics.
Association for Career and Technical Education Research. Web site: http://acteronline.org/publications/
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Carl D Perkins Vocational Education Act 1984; Carl D Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act 1998; Perkins Loan Program