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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
Blandford, Ayoka – Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers (J3), 2012
Preparing students for college and careers is a task that has drastically changed over time. The days of post-secondary education or a degree guaranteeing employment are things of the past, especially during times of economic instability. Also gone are the days of someone who is "good with their hands" graduating from high school and…
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, College Preparation, Career Development, High School Graduates
Holloway, Connie F. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The purpose of the study was to examine the positive impact of inclusive high schools on high school students. Educators have expressed concern about the increasing number of high school dropouts and the alarming number of students between the ages of 16 and 24 who graduate without the skills or the knowledge to secure or maintain employment. An…
Descriptors: High Schools, Dropout Rate, Dropouts, Phenomenology
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Guy, Barbara A.; Sitlington, Patricia L.; Larsen, Michael D.; Frank, Alan R. – Career Development for Exceptional Individuals, 2009
The purpose of this study is to determine (a) the patterns that existed in employment preparation courses offered by districts across a midwestern state and (b) the primary intent, primary method of instruction, and location of the classroom-based and work-based components of these courses. Findings indicated that (a) employment preparation…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Job Training, Teaching Methods, Education Work Relationship
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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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Yan, Wenfan; Goubeaud, Karleen; Fry, Carol – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2005
Reforms funded by the School-to-Work Opportunities Act (STWOA) were enacted to help USA students learn career-related skills and prepare for entry into careers or post-secondary education. Information about the effectiveness of these reforms is critical to address students' career preparation needs and inform future policy. Yet few quantitative…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Education Work Relationship, Qualitative Research, Student Surveys
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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
Rohland, Mark, Ed. – Laboratory for Student Success (LSS), The Mid-Atlantic Regional Educational Laboratory, 2003
Work-based education (WBE), including traditional vocational education and other career-focused programs, was an important curricular component in American schools for most of the 20th century. The 1990s was a period of substantial change for work-based education (WBE). Spurred on by a concern about the international competitiveness of the…
Descriptors: Politics of Education, Educational Change, Tech Prep, Education Work Relationship
Brand, Betsy, Ed. – American Youth Policy Forum, 2003
Research indicates that the important attitudinal, behavioral, and occupational skills needed for work and life are best learned in the workplace or through applied, contextual settings which mirror workplace environments, as opposed to traditional classrooms. This argues for creating stronger relationships between high schools, their communities,…
Descriptors: School Restructuring, Alternative Assessment, Educational Change, Instructional Leadership
Monahan, Michael P. – Journal for Vocational Special Needs Education, 2003
Low employment and underemployment rates for students with disabilities have drawn national attention resulting in federal legislation. The research literature indicates a strong relationship between job success and interpersonal factors, especially for employees with disabilities. This study investigated social skills and problem behaviors of…
Descriptors: Employees, Individualized Transition Plans, Federal Legislation, Disabilities