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Sublett, Cameron; Plasman, Jay Stratte – Journal of Career and Technical Education, 2017
Over the past decade, CTE has been highlighted as a means of promoting college and career readiness for high school students. Applied STEM coursework is a promising area of high school study that has particular relevance in the technologically progressive world of today. Previous research has illustrated that applied STEM coursework in high school…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Career Education, College Readiness, Career Readiness
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Thessin, Rebecca A.; Scully-Russ, Ellen; Lieberman, Daina S. – Journal of Career and Technical Education, 2017
Research has demonstrated career and technical education (CTE) programs have a strong positive influence on secondary students' behavior, attendance, academic achievement, and college persistence. Critical success factors common to career academies, small schools, and CTE programs include socio-emotional support and community, along with a culture…
Descriptors: Success, High Schools, Qualitative Research, Health Services
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Park, HwaChoon; Hill, Roger B. – Journal of Career and Technical Education, 2017
The Occupational Work Ethic Inventory (OWEI) has been widely used to measure work ethic constructs by professionals in the fields of Career and Technical Education (CTE) and Human Resource Development (HRD). However, there are circumstances when a shorter instrument would have advantages, especially when a measure of work ethic is needed along…
Descriptors: Validity, Work Ethic, Measures (Individuals), Psychometrics
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Schmidtke, Carsten – Journal of Career and Technical Education, 2016
Perceptions of graduating American Indian students at a mainstream sub-baccalaureate technical college about how support from academic student services had helped them learn and persist in their studies were solicited. Bean's (2005) themes of college student retention served as the framework for the inquiry. Findings indicate that (1) academic…
Descriptors: Student Personnel Services, School Holding Power, Academic Persistence, American Indian Students
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Phelps, L. Allen; Chan, Hsun-Yu – Journal of Career and Technical Education, 2016
Post-recession Federal policy initiatives, such as secondary/postsecondary career pathways and gainful employment higher education accountability standards, prioritize the alignment of education practices with market-driven outcomes. Using longitudinal student record data merged from college and state K-12 data systems with the Unemployment…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, High School Students, College Credits, Longitudinal Studies
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Dietrich, Cecile; Lichtenberger, Eric; Kamalludeen, Rosemaliza – Journal of Career and Technical Education, 2016
This study explored the relative importance of participation in high school career and technical education (CTE) programs in predicting community college outcomes. A hierarchical generalized linear model (HGLM) was used to predict community college outcome attainment among a random sample of direct community college entrants. Results show that…
Descriptors: Career Education, Technical Education, High School Students, Community Colleges
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Fuchs, Travis T.; Sadler, Philip M.; Sonnert, Gerhard – Journal of Career and Technical Education, 2015
While there is no dearth of high school students who are interested in becoming physicians, racial/ethnic disparities still exist in the medical profession. This retrospective cohort study examined the influences on students' desire, at the end of high school, for a medical career, and, in particular, how these influences differed by…
Descriptors: College Students, Cohort Analysis, Regression (Statistics), Occupational Aspiration
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Hamilton, Asia Fuller; Malin, Joel; Hackmann, Donald – Journal of Career and Technical Education, 2015
This study analyzed high school Career and Technical Education (CTE) enrollments in Illinois, with comparisons to national data when possible, by career cluster and pathway and with respect to gender and racial/ethnic makeup of students. Enrollment patterns in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) CTE programming were emphasized.…
Descriptors: Career Education, Technical Education, High School Students, Gender Differences
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Threeton, Mark D.; Ewing, John C.; Evanoski, Danielle C. – Journal of Career and Technical Education, 2015
Providing safe and secure teaching and learning environments within schools is an ongoing process which requires a significant amount of attention. Therefore, this study sought to: 1) explore safety and health practices within secondary Agricultural Mechanics Education; and 2) identify the perceived obstacles which appear to hinder implementation…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Occupational Safety and Health, Secondary Education, Barriers
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Martin, Michael; Tummons, John; Ball, Anna; Bird, William – Journal of Career and Technical Education, 2014
The purpose of this bounded single case study was to explore how an urban high school veterinary program impacted students' affective skill development. The program was unique because students were required to participate in internships with local animal care businesses and care for animals within the school veterinary laboratory. The…
Descriptors: High School Students, Urban Schools, Veterinary Medicine, Affective Behavior
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Folds, Lea D.; Tanner, C. Kenneth – Journal of Career and Technical Education, 2014
The purpose of this study was to analyze the relations among socioeconomic status, highest-level mathematics course, absenteeism, student mobility and measures of work readiness of high school seniors in Georgia. Study participants were 476 high school seniors in one Georgia county. The full regression model explained 27.5% of the variance in…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, Advanced Courses, Secondary School Mathematics, Attendance
Besnoy, Kevin; Clayton-Code, Kimberly; Whitman, Mary – Journal of Career and Technical Education, 2013
High school guidance counselors have a tremendous job of balancing their administrative responsibilities and providing students with career and college guidance. However, collaborative efforts that bring together guidance counselors, institutions of higher learning, and local community members can provide students with the guidance needed to set…
Descriptors: Leadership, Leadership Training, College Readiness, Career Readiness
Cannon, John G.; Kitchel, Allen; Tenuto, Penny – Journal of Career and Technical Education, 2013
The purpose of this study was to describe Idaho superintendents' perceptions of Career and Technical Education (CTE) teacher's professional development needs. A descriptive instrument based on Borich's (1980) Needs Assessment Model was completed by 78 respondents (n = 78). Items related to teaching in a CTE program were assessed for importance, as…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Faculty Development, Educational Needs, Secondary School Teachers
Lichtenberger, Eric; George-Jackson, Casey – Journal of Career and Technical Education, 2013
This study examined how various individual, family, and school level contextual factors impact the likelihood of planning to major in one of the science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) fields for high school students. A binary logistic regression model was developed to determine the extent to which each of the covariates helped to…
Descriptors: High School Students, Student Interests, Majors (Students), STEM Education
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Rayfield, John; Murphy, Tim; Briers, Gary; Lewis, Lauren – Journal of Career and Technical Education, 2012
Researchers identified innovative agricultural education programs across the United States. A Delphi study was conducted with the teachers in innovative programs. According to the teachers, innovative programs in 2020 will use hands-on activities and will be run by highly motivated teachers. The purpose of innovative programs in the future will be…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Educational Innovation, Experiential Learning, Teacher Motivation
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