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Bozick, Robert; Dalton, Benjamin – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2013
Federal legislation has attempted to move career and technical education (CTE) from a segregated component of the high school curriculum to an integrated element that jointly improves both academic and career readiness. However, concerns remain about the ability of CTE to improve academic learning. Using a nationally representative sample of high…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Vocational Education, High Schools, Secondary School Mathematics
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Stone, James R., III – International Journal of Educational Reform, 2013
Programs of study are the most recent in a series of federal efforts to create a more transparent and rational system for school-to-work transition for all youth. The current article places this construct in the context of today's labor market and the new focus on college and career readiness for all students. It then provides evidence indicating…
Descriptors: Labor Market, Career Readiness, College Readiness, Transitional Programs
Shaw, Christine – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Over the past two decades, the role of career and technical education has shifted from one preparing students directly for employment, to one that offers vocational training as well as college preparatory academics. To support this effort, the federal government enacted the "Tech Prep Act" Title II under the larger "1990 Carl D.…
Descriptors: Career Education, Technical Education, Vocational Education, Federal Legislation
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Fletcher, Edward C., Jr.; Zirkle, Chris – Career and Technical Education Research, 2009
The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between high school curriculum tracks and student achievement outcomes through the consideration of degree attainment and occupational earnings. Data pertaining to graduates were analyzed through the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (NLSY) 1997 dataset. This study investigated the…
Descriptors: High Schools, Secondary School Curriculum, Track System (Education), Academic Degrees
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Domenico, Desirae M.; Jones, Karen H. – Journal for Vocational Special Needs Education, 2007
Adolescent pregnancy has occurred throughout America's history. Only in recent years has it been deemed an urgent crisis, as more young adolescent mothers give birth outside of marriage. At-risk circumstances associated with adolescent pregnancy include medical and health complications, less schooling and higher dropout rates, lower career…
Descriptors: Dropout Rate, Pregnancy, Early Adolescents, Technical Education
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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