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Hern├índez-Gantes, Victor M.; Fletcher, Edward C., Jr.; Keighobadi, Sasha – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2019
The purpose of this study was to explore how a career academy featuring an information technology (IT) theme approached the adoption of the model and the particular curricular focus. We used a case study design to explore the experiences of school personnel and community partners associated with the implementation of the career academy. We found…
Descriptors: Career Academies, Vocational Education, Program Implementation, Small Schools
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Roberts, Richie; Edwards, M. Craig; Ivey, Toni A. – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2019
This study sought to understand the service-learning beliefs and intentions of agricultural education teacher educators. We collected quantitative data through a web-based survey instrument and course syllabi. Variables yielding statistically significant relationships were analyzed using cluster analysis, which produced three unique clusters…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Vocational Education Teachers, Teacher Educators, Service Learning
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Vlacich, Robert K.; Threeton, Mark D.; Kim, Kyungin – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2019
This study sought to identify which elements contribute to success on the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Student Certification exam. Students at an eastern U.S. technical college who completed all of their automotive major courses and the ASE Student Certification exam during the spring 2017 semester were selected for the study. The results…
Descriptors: Auto Mechanics, Licensing Examinations (Professions), Academic Achievement, Success
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Alston, Antoine J.; Roberts, Richie; English, Chastity Warren – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2019
This national study examined effective student recruitment and retention practices used by colleges of agriculture in the United States among 1862 land-grant, 1890 land-grant, and non-land-grant institutions. Respondents reported that faculty at colleges of agriculture were primarily white. Through the analysis of sub-group percentages, the…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Enrollment Management, Student Recruitment, School Holding Power
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Eck, Christopher J.; Ramsey, Jon W. – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2019
Cooperating teachers are a key component to the success of student teaching internships, serving an integral part in "raising" a teacher. To effectively facilitate the student teaching internship, teacher preparation programs must identify cooperating teachers who align philosophically with the pedagogical training delivered by…
Descriptors: Cooperating Teachers, Feedback (Response), Student Teaching, Teacher Education Programs
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Holik, Michael – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2019
The purpose of this study was to gather evidence from a CTE culinary arts program to determine if students perform better academically and are more engaged in the flipped classroom using digital technology, than a traditional classroom. The study included 24 participants in a postsecondary, CTE culinary arts program who were divided into two…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Learner Engagement, Video Technology
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Arnett-Hartwick, Sally E.; Davis, Tamra S. – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2019
The purpose of this study was to investigate to what extent participating in a poverty simulation effectively increases a student's understanding of life in poverty among human development and family sciences (HDFS) and teacher education students in family and consumer sciences (FCS). Using a mixed-method design, a convenience sample of junior and…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Consumer Science, Poverty, Simulation
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Dixon, Raymond A.; Eitel, Karla; Zhu, Yudi – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2019
The purpose of this study was to identify the competencies that are required for entry-level forestry and fire management technicians. The strategy is a part of a larger goal to develop the STEM identity of Nez Perce students through the integration of relevant competencies in middle and high school curriculums. The DACUM process was used. Through…
Descriptors: American Indian Students, Middle School Students, High School Students, American Indian Education
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Park, HwaChoon; Lee, Sangsoo – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2019
The purpose of this study was to compare the sense of community of South Korean high school students as measured by a Korean version of the Sense of Community Index 2 (KSCI2) and examine the effect of two factors of the KSCI2, reinforcement of needs and influence, on students' life satisfaction as measured by the Satisfaction with Life Scale…
Descriptors: Sense of Community, Life Satisfaction, Student School Relationship, Gender Differences
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Arnett-Hartwick, Sally E.; Cannon, John – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2019
The purpose of this study was to examine the challenges faced by secondary technology education (TE) teachers in Illinois. Specifically, the study sought to identify and categorize a list of challenges encountered during their first years in the TE profession as well as challenges that veteran TE teachers are facing in their current teaching…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Technology Education, Beginning Teachers, Experienced Teachers
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Kendricks, Kimberly D.; Arment, Anthony A.; Nedunuri, K. V.; Lowell, Cadance A. – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2019
Undergraduate minority retention and graduation rates in STEM disciplines is a nationally recognized challenge for workforce growth and diversification. The Benjamin Banneker Scholars Program (BBSP) was a five-year undergraduate study developed to increase minority student retention and graduation rates at an HBCU. The program structure utilized a…
Descriptors: Career Readiness, STEM Education, Undergraduate Students, School Holding Power
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Ferguson, Sarah L.; Kluttz-Drye, Benita; Hovey, Katrina A. – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2019
This paper details a survey study of high school counselors' awareness of and comfort with advising students in technician/technologist careers. The survey focused on careers designated as Bright Outlook by the US Department of Labor to explore familiarity with these careers, the effectiveness of the current career advising process, and…
Descriptors: School Counselors, School Counseling, Counselor Training, Technical Occupations
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Austin, Ashley L.; Vincent, Stacy K.; Kirby, Andrea – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2018
For generations, researchers have examined attributes that contribute to the adaptability of low socioeconomic youth. Attributes that help one become resilient are known as protective factors. The purpose of this descriptive study was to explore the protective factor(s) that contributed to the enrollment of first-generation, low-socioeconomic…
Descriptors: First Generation College Students, Socioeconomic Status, Low Income Students, Land Grant Universities
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McCubbins, O. P.; Paulsen, Thomas H.; Anderson, Ryan – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2018
Student engagement is an important consideration across all levels of education. The adoption of student-centered teaching methods is an effective way to increase student engagement. Student engagement is at risk when instructor expectations and student participation in purposeful engagement activities are not aligned. Traditionally, student…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Group Activities, Capstone Experiences, Student Attitudes
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Alston, Antoine J.; Anderson, Ryan; English, Chastity W.; Wakefield, Dexter B. – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2018
The Power, Structural, and Technical Systems (PST) Career Pathway is one of eight within the Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources Career Cluster; this pathway provides the curriculum that includes outdoor power equipment content. The perceived workforce readiness and skills needed in this pathway and related future trends were analyzed for…
Descriptors: Employment Potential, Job Skills, Equipment Maintenance, Power Technology
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