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Castellano, Marisa; Ewart Sundell, Kirsten; Richardson, George B. – Peabody Journal of Education, 2017
This study investigated the relationships between completing the high school portion of a college- and career-preparatory program of study and high school achievement outcomes in a large urban district in the West. Programs of study are secondary-to-postsecondary educational programs mandated by the federal legislation (Perkins IV) governing…
Descriptors: High School Graduates, College Readiness, Career Readiness, Outcomes of Education
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Dougherty, Shaun M.; Lombardi, Allison R. – Review of Research in Education, 2016
A long-standing debate has been waged over the past century or more about the purpose of education. Is the primary purpose to provide for the general edification of the individual, or must education have a pragmatic application that relates to one's intended role in the workforce? Public education's focus on these ends has evolved over time, often…
Descriptors: Labor Market, Career Readiness, Vocational Education, Scholarship
Quinn, Tammy T. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Employers are requiring that high schools give students the skills necessary for a changing 21st century global society. Entry-level employees are required to learn new skills quickly and to be able to communicate, solve problems, and work with technology. Twenty-first century skills need to be taught but schools also need to prepare students to…
Descriptors: Integrated Curriculum, Vocational Education, Vocational Schools, Qualitative Research
Montana Office of Public Instruction, 2012
Gathering high school completer and dropout data and maintaining annual records provides longitudinal information on students which allows a district to observe its unique patterns of school dropouts. That information may assist schools to target prevention and intervention programs and policies that focus on local circumstances and address the…
Descriptors: High School Students, Educational Attainment, Dropout Rate, Graduation Rate
Brand, Betsy; Valent, Andrew; Browning, Andrea – College and Career Readiness and Success Center, 2013
If educators and policymakers are to make good on the national commitment to graduate more students from high school prepared to face postsecondary challenges, schools must continue to improve career technical education (CTE), ensuring that students have access to high-quality pathways to success. This brief provides an overview of the evolution…
Descriptors: Career Education, Technical Education, College Readiness, Career Readiness
Bragg, Debra D.; Kirby, Catherine; Zhu, Rongchun – Office of Community College Research and Leadership, 2006
This report is the summary of key aspects of Tech Prep in Illinois over the five year period of 2001-2005 during which all Tech Prep consortia provided annual data based on federal legislative requirements and state-determined essential elements of successful programs. These annual Tech Prep reports enable local educators to monitor student…
Descriptors: Tech Prep, Consortia, Outcomes of Education, High Schools
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Stone, James R., III. – Journal of Career and Technical Education, 2004
This paper presents an argument supported by evidence that the positive effects of education reform legislation take time to accumulate, and, given time, have the power to bring about improvement. Specifically, the course-taking patterns in mathematics of CTE students in the years following the 1990 Perkins II Act and 1994 School-to- Work…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Course Selection (Students), Mathematics Instruction, Educational Legislation