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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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Elliott, Kevin S.; Dainty, Julie D.; Jones, Jon – Career and Technical Education Research, 2017
The purpose of this study was to identify specific factors affecting the retention of secondary agriculture teachers. The six factors data were collected on included educational preparation, teacher commitment, first year teaching experience, skills and abilities, social integration, and institutional factors. Participants in this study perceived…
Descriptors: Teacher Persistence, Secondary School Teachers, Agricultural Education, Teacher Education
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Zirkle, Christopher J.; Jeffery, Jeremy O. – Career and Technical Education Research, 2017
The current climate of career and technical administration requirements in all 50 states was detailed and explored. An increasing number of states are not requiring specific career-technical administration certification/licensure in order to oversee secondary career and technical education (CTE) programs, with more states moving towards a general…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Educational Administration, Certification, Data Collection
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Fletcher, Edward C., Jr.; Tyson, Will – Career and Technical Education Research, 2017
In this study, we determined the educational pathways and key life course transitions of young adults who enter Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Health (STEMH) technician and professional jobs using the 1997 National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (NLSY) dataset, tracking high school students from 1997 to adulthood in 2009. Using…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Young Adults, STEM Education, Science Careers
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Mobley, Catherine; Sharp, Julia L.; Hammond, Cathy; Withington, Cairen; Stipanovic, Natalie – Career and Technical Education Research, 2017
Our study is part of a broader longitudinal study of a state-mandated career-focused school reform policy. We investigate whether career and technical education (CTE) and non-CTE students differed in interactions with guidance counselors, level of participation in career planning and development, and beliefs about the relevance of having a career…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Career Planning, Career Development, Longitudinal Studies
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Plasman, Jay S.; Gottfried, Michael; Sublett, Cameron – Career and Technical Education Research, 2017
Career and technical education (CTE) has become a key focus of stakeholders across the political spectrum. It has been shown to be an effective means of promoting many desired outcomes, including increased chances of high school graduation, improved opportunities of enrolling in advanced math and science courses, and increased earnings after high…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, High School Students, Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education
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Schmidtke, Carsten – Career and Technical Education Research, 2017
Presently, there is no widespread agreement on foundational theories for Career and Technical Education (CTE) as a discipline, nor is there much discussion and debate in the literature on what a theory foundation might look like. The case has been made that theory helps scholars and practitioners look at data from different angles, offer different…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Educational Theories, Educational Principles, Educational Research
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Threeton, Mark D.; Ewing, John C. – Career and Technical Education Research, 2017
Providing training of safe operations and behaviors in Agricultural Mechanics classrooms and laboratories is an important aspect of the agricultural education teaching and learning environment. The purpose of this survey research study was to examine current occupational safety and health practices within agricultural mechanics programs. The…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Agricultural Engineering, Occupational Safety and Health, Educational Practices
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Yawson, Robert M. – Career and Technical Education Research, 2017
As nanotechnology continues to advance in food and agriculture, there is the need for pragmatic decisions as to how to prepare the workforce. A comprehensive systematic evidence review (SER) and analysis of the literature to identify skill needs for the emerging agrifood nanotechnology sector and to determine how agricultural education can…
Descriptors: Skill Analysis, Needs Assessment, Job Skills, Agricultural Occupations
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Bowen, Bradley; Marx, Adam; Williams, Thomas; Napoleon, Larry, Jr. – Career and Technical Education Research, 2017
Teacher retention in the STEM fields is of national interest. Several factors, such as job satisfaction, classroom control, and school influence have been linked to teachers leaving the profession. By statistically analyzing various questions from the Schools and Staffing Survey Teacher Questionnaire, this study evaluated the current state of how…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Classroom Techniques, Vocational Education Teachers, Science Teachers
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Stair, Kristin; Hock, Gaea; Warner, Wendy; Levy, Natalie; Conrad, Michelle – Career and Technical Education Research, 2017
Since the 1983 U.S Department of Education's report, "A Nation at Risk," various educational initiatives have been developed to support an increase in state standards and greater educational accountability (Liebtag, 2013). Despite opportunities to link Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and instructional curriculum, CTE teachers often…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Common Core State Standards
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Spindler, Matt – Career and Technical Education Research, 2016
The purpose of this case study was to create information about the employment of Cooperative Learning Groups (CLG) to enhance the science integrating learning objectives utilized in secondary CTE courses. The objectives of the study were to determine if CLGs were an effective means for increasing the number of: a) science integrating learning…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Science Instruction, Career Education, Technology Education
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Park, HwaChoon; Hill, Roger B. – Career and Technical Education Research, 2016
The Employability Skills Assessment (ESA) was developed by Hill (1995) to provide an alternative measure of work ethic needed for success in employment. This study tested goodness-of-fit for a model used to interpret ESA results. The model had three factors: interpersonal skills, initiative, and dependability. Confirmatory factor analysis results…
Descriptors: Employment Qualifications, Job Skills, Test Construction, Work Ethic
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Garza Mitchell, Regina L.; Etshim, Rachal; Dietz, Brian T. – Career and Technical Education Research, 2016
This single-site case study explored how one community college integrated online education into CTE courses and programs. Through semi-structured interviews and document analysis, the study explores how one college integrated online education (fully online, hybrid, and web-enhanced) into areas typically considered "hands-on".…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Career Education, Technical Education, Community Colleges
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Lunsford, Amanda; Warner, Wendy J.; Park, Travis D.; Morgan, Joy E. – Career and Technical Education Research, 2016
The edTPA has recently emerged within the past few years as an innovative Teacher Performance Assessment and is currently adopted to some extent in 34 states. Researchers conducted four focus groups with 16 teacher candidates during and immediately after completion of the edTPA at North Carolina State University. When asked to articulate about…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Performance Based Assessment, Focus Groups, Preservice Teachers
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