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Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE), 2012
This Issue Brief explores the promising role that career and technical education programs play in addressing key student achievement issues facing urban schools. CTE programs engage urban students by providing rigorous and relevant coursework, fostering positive relationships, establishing clear pathways and connecting education and…
Descriptors: Urban Education, Vocational Education, Urban Schools, Academic Achievement
Association for Career and Technical Education (NJ1), 2009
This Issue Brief will explore the key role that CTE [career and technical education] programs can play in increasing adolescent literacy engagement and achievement. High-quality CTE programs expose students to rigorous and relevant information-rich content that motivates them to develop their literacy skills. CTE teachers integrate content-area…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Literacy, Adolescents, Content Area Reading
Meeder, Hans; Hebert-Giffen, Michelle – Association for Career and Technical Education, 2009
Throughout the United States, administrators and teachers in American high schools face mounting pressure to increase the academic rigor of their curriculum in an effort to prepare students for postsecondary education and workforce success. Career and technical education (CTE) courses have often been overlooked in the public debate about making…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Recognition (Achievement), Credits, High Schools
Association for Career and Technical Education, 2009
This Issue Brief will explore the central role that career academies can play in school improvement efforts. Career academies engage a cohort group of students and staff in a smaller learning community built on a foundation of rigorous college-prep academics and career and technical education. These programs integrate relevant career themes across…
Descriptors: Career Academies, Educational Improvement, Educational Change, Academic Achievement