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Valentine, Kesha S.; Kosloski, Michael F. – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2021
Career literacy is a concept that is often misunderstood, yet it is something that can be developed to enhance youth's potential for career readiness and career growth. This study sought to determine the knowledge and skills required for career literacy and to identify the optimal time to acquire these skills. A four-round Delphi study was…
Descriptors: Multiple Literacies, Careers, Skills, Adolescents
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Dixon, Raymond A.; Eitel, Karla; Cohn, Teresa; Carter, Marcie; Seven, Kay – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2021
This study examined the process to identify required competencies for an entry-level position in the Nez Perce Tribe Department of Fisheries Resource Management located in the Pacific Northwest. The overall goal was to provide content for a pedagogical framework to support Nez Perce students in the development of their STEM identity and to…
Descriptors: American Indian Students, Animal Husbandry, Job Skills, Agricultural Occupations
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Tyler, Quentin R.; Vincent, Stacy K.; Monroe, Tiffany C. – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2021
This study identified perceptions of education by low performing and college track African American males in a rural town in Southern Kentucky. Through the lens of Critical Race Theory and Symbolic Interactionism, the researchers explored how 16 young men value a secondary and postsecondary education. Selected by their administrator at two high…
Descriptors: African American Students, Males, Rural Areas, Educational Attitudes
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Chen, Xianglei – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2021
The skilled technical workforce (STW) comprises workers in occupations that require significant science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) skills but not a bachelor's degree for entry. The United States had over 17 million STW workers in 2017, and is expected to be short about 3.4 million workers who are qualified for the available…
Descriptors: Skilled Occupations, Technical Occupations, Education Work Relationship, Gender Differences
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Gauthier, Thomas – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2021
Community colleges are the leaders in facilitating career and technical education (CTE), and faculty help develop program offerings on campus. This study explored faculty perceptions of community college CTE programs using the survey research method. Participants included 36 faculty members from various disciplines from 15 state colleges in…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Community Colleges, Vocational Education, Teacher Attitudes
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Dixon, Raymond A. – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2021
This study explored the process followed by a small manufacturing company in a rural area to implement a planned training program to develop the technical skills of its engineering/production workers as the company expands its operation. A case study design was used. Data was collected over an eight-month period by the examination of documents,…
Descriptors: Manufacturing, Rural Areas, High School Students, Technical Education
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Rubin, Beno; Kosloski, Michael F.; Loya, Roberto – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2021
The focus of this study was to develop standards that can be used for establishing and assessing high-quality postsecondary trade and industrial programs. A four-round Delphi technique was used to generate consensus regarding program standards. The panel of experts, comprised of postsecondary administrators of trade and industrial programs, was…
Descriptors: Trade and Industrial Education, Postsecondary Education, Standards, College Programs
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Fletcher, Edward C., Jr.; Dumford, Amber D. – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2021
In this study, we compared the perspectives of students' 21st-Century competencies (critical thinking and communication, applied learning, and intrapersonal and interpersonal skills) based on participating in an urban magnet information technology (IT) career academy compared to a traditional, comprehensive high school. We utilized propensity…
Descriptors: 21st Century Skills, Urban Schools, Magnet Schools, High Schools
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Eck, Christopher J.; Ramsey, Jon W.; Smith, Nathan – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2020
This collective case study explored the integration of video reflection during the 15-week clinical teaching internship at three distinct points in time. Weeks three, seven, and 11 were investigated to determine if the integration of video reflection improved the quality of teacher candidate reflection and to gauge teacher candidates' views on…
Descriptors: Agriculture Teachers, Teacher Interns, Agricultural Education, Reflection
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Colclasure, Blake C. – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2020
Community colleges have a strong history of providing vocational education and occupational training to meet changing workforce demands of local industries. In the Midwest, agricultural industries have expressed an expanding need for middle-skilled workers with postsecondary, pre-baccalaureate credentials. The 21st century agricultural landscape…
Descriptors: Entry Workers, Job Skills, Minimum Competencies, College Graduates
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Toombs, Jessica M.; Ramsey, Jon W. – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2020
Literature supports benefits of mentoring for induction-year school-based agricultural education (SBAE) teachers. Yet for the past 15 years, no structured mentoring program has been offered for Oklahoma SBAE induction-year teachers. This study sought to find consensus among an expert panel representing Oklahoma SBAE regarding the impact on…
Descriptors: Mentors, Beginning Teacher Induction, Beginning Teachers, Agricultural Education
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Alston, Antoine J.; Roberts, Richie; English, Chastity Warren – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2020
Currently, the agricultural industry struggles to fill positions with qualified agricultural workers. Therefore, it is critical to attract high caliber individuals to agricultural degree programs that are prepared to enter the workforce with the skills needed to navigate complex issues and problems. The purpose of this national study was to…
Descriptors: Student Recruitment, Holistic Approach, Agricultural Education, College Students
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Teixeira, Kathryn L.; Edwards, M. Craig – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2020
The purpose of this historical study was to investigate the inclusion of students with special needs in school-based, agricultural education as reported by The Agricultural Education Magazine and the Journal of Agricultural Education over a time period of six decades. The impact of landmark legislation, such as the Vocational Education Act of…
Descriptors: Special Needs Students, Agricultural Education, Equal Education, Inclusion
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Swafford, Marshall; Anderson, Ryan – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2020
This national study used the Delphi method to identify perceived barriers women face in the pursuit of STEM careers. The study used a series of three web-based questionnaires. The first round of the study used a questionnaire with an open-ended question to facilitate the generation of a wide array of response categories. In round two, respondents…
Descriptors: Gender Bias, Barriers, Females, STEM Education
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Ashford-Hanserd, Shetay; Daniel, Kristy L.; García, Dana M.; Idema, Jenn L. – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2020
To promote diversity within the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) workforce, we must identify factors that influence or hinder historically underrepresented minority (URM) students' persistence to degrees in STEM. We documented potential factors that influence students' persistence in an undergraduate biology program and…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Biology, Majors (Students), Hispanic American Students
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