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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
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Rubin, Scott; Ramaswami, Soundaram – AASA Journal of Scholarship & Practice, 2013
Vocational and Technical Education (VTE) at the secondary-school level has undergone transformation, especially in the last 25 to 30 years brought about by the implementation of the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act of 1984. Earlier, the VTE education focus was to prepare students for entry-level jobs that did not require a…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Admission Criteria, Success, Language Arts
Dyrenfurth, Michael J. – 1984
The Vocational Education Act of 1984 offers considerable opportunity for industrial arts. Because modern industrial arts (and agricultural arts) are listed as being eligible for funding from the Basic State Grant, Part B, most attention will be focused on this goal. Other Part B uses of funds with potential for industrial arts involvement include…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Educational Legislation, Educational Needs, Educational Policy