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Zirkle, Chris; Jeffery, Jeremy; Shrewe, Laine – Career and Technical Education Research, 2019
Retaining qualified career and technical education teachers (CTE) is crucial to the continued supply and reduced demand of these types of teachers. Demographic data and emerging trends of CTE teachers were analyzed for those teachers who completed a summer workshop as part of alternative licensure. Some of the emerging trends included shifts in…
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, Vocational Education Teachers, Teacher Persistence, Enrollment
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Fleck, Joey A.; Threeton, Mark D.; Ewing, John C. – Career and Technical Education Research, 2019
Leaders influence the lives of many and impact the success of a wide variety of organizations. Career and Technical Education (CTE) Administrative Directors provide leadership in CTE school settings as they lead and manage personnel, facilities, curriculum, and student services. This study sought to determine the essential leadership skills that…
Descriptors: Leadership Effectiveness, Administrators, Vocational Education, Vocational Directors
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Kandalec Holm, Katherine R. – Career and Technical Education Research, 2019
The purpose of the study was to identify perceptions currently held among school counselors towards postsecondary career and technical education. Q methodology provides an opportunity to study individual's subjective reality using both quantitative and qualitative methods. Literature on CTE, the roles of counselors, and student outcomes were used…
Descriptors: School Counselors, Counselor Attitudes, Postsecondary Education, Vocational Education
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Mayes, Iris; Holyoke, Laura B. – Career and Technical Education Research, 2019
This paper summarizes an exploratory study probing perspectives of pesticide applicators and educators regarding pesticide licensing and safety training in Idaho. The purpose of the study was to identify lines of inquiry concerning critical learning components for pesticide worker safety. Information was gathered about training practices for…
Descriptors: Safety Education, Poisoning, Occupational Safety and Health, Hazardous Materials
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Whitley, Victoria P.; Park, Travis D.; Warner, Wendy J.; Horne, Erin T. – Career and Technical Education Research, 2019
The edTPA, a validated teacher performance assessment, is being used across the nation to assess the readiness of career and technical education (CTE) student teachers for a successful career in education. The purpose of this study was to gain a better understanding of the relationship between edTPA and both Technology and Agricultural Education…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Student Teachers, Vocational Education Teachers, Performance Based Assessment
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Hasselquist, Laura; Kitchel, Tracy – Career and Technical Education Research, 2019
Previous research has indicated professional training and support, personal literacy preferences, and professional literacy attitudes have an influence on classroom literacy practices. Limited literacy related research has been conducted in agricultural education. This study sought to examine the influence of professional training and support,…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Teaching Methods, Agricultural Education, Teacher Attitudes
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Parr, Kemaly; Parr, Brian; Mohon, Victoria – Career and Technical Education Research, 2019
The purpose of this study was to test the hypothesis that students who participated in mathematically-enhanced, high school career and technical education (CTE) curriculum would reflect a better understanding of basic math concepts. This hypothesis was based on the posit that learning may be more difficult to achieve outside of a contextual…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Vocational Education, High School Students, Mathematical Concepts
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Fletcher, Edward; Tan, Tony; Hernandez-Gantes, M. – Career and Technical Education Research, 2019
The purpose of this study was to compare the student engagement of career academy students to those at a traditional comprehensive high school. We operationalized student engagement using a multi-dimensional construct comprised of behavioral, cognitive, and emotional measures. Based on data from 669 career academy students and 614 comprehensive…
Descriptors: Career Academies, Traditional Schools, Learner Engagement, Student Participation
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Claflin, Kellie; Sorensen, Tyson J.; Velez, J.; Stewart, Josh – Career and Technical Education Research, 2019
CTE has been identified as a critical need area and therefore retention of secondary CTE teachers is of great importance. This study explored turnover intentions and work-family conflict of CTE teachers in Oregon. Teachers reported higher work interference with family (WIF) than family interference with work (FIW), but also reported moderately low…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Family Work Relationship, Labor Turnover, Intention
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Kirby, Barrick R.; Heinert, Seth B.; Myers, Brian E.; Thoron, Andrew C.; Stofer, Kathryn – Career and Technical Education Research, 2018
The purpose of this study was to identify disciplinary core ideas that should be included in secondary school agriscience programs using a panel of experts in agricultural education, and to create a matrix of disciplinary core ideas, Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources career pathways performance indicators, and the Next Generation Science…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Agricultural Education, STEM Education, Core Curriculum
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Fletcher, Edward C., Jr,; Warren, Nathalie Q.; Hern├índez-Gantes, Victor M. – Career and Technical Education Research, 2018
The purpose of this study was to uncover and describe the key components of a "distinguished" National Academy Foundation (NAF) information technology (IT) academy and the nature of implementation to prepare students to be college, career and future ready. Based on 77 semistructured interviews of stakeholders of the academy, we found the…
Descriptors: High School Students, College Readiness, Career Readiness, Lifelong Learning
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Cirak, Nese Sevim; Islim, Omer Faruk – Career and Technical Education Research, 2018
The Department of Computer Education and Instructional Technology (CEIT) was established under Faculties of Education with the aim of preparing computer teachers in Turkey. Computer teachers are responsible for both the teaching of technology to other teachers in addition to school students. This study was conducted in order to determine the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Science Education, Teacher Education Programs, Educational Technology
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Park, HwaChoon; Hill, Roger B. – Career and Technical Education Research, 2018
The Employability Skills Assessment (ESA) was translated into Korean (KESA) and the construct validity and reliabilities of the KESA were examined to provide Koreans with a scientific research-based work ethic measure. A total of 896 Korean Baby Boomers (1955-1963), Generation X (1964-1981) and Millennials (1982-1999) provided data. Work ethic was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Employment Qualifications, Job Skills, Test Validity
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Lee, In Heok – Career and Technical Education Research, 2018
Parental career-related support plays a crucial role in facilitating adolescents' career development, yet relatively little is known about its mediating role in Korean adolescents' career development. Using a sample of 581 Korean high school students, this study examined the role of parental career-related support in the link between socioeconomic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Socioeconomic Status, Career Readiness, Adolescents
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Eades, Daniel C.; Hughes, David W. – Career and Technical Education Research, 2018
Researchers and practitioners are aware of the importance of the skills of the local workforce in attracting and developing businesses in a regional economy. There has been, however, relatively little applied research concerning the identification of labor skill gaps in rural areas. We seek to address this issue through a case study of the Upper…
Descriptors: Job Skills, Rural Areas, Agricultural Occupations, Employment Opportunities
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