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Glennie, Elizabeth; Lauff, Erich; Studley, Roger; Dalton, Ben – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2023
Earning industry certifications helps people prepare for jobs in a range of careers. Doing so in high school may help students prepare for college as well. Using administrative data on two cohorts of first-time 9th graders in Florida, we examined whether earning a certification was associated with postsecondary enrollment and degree attainment and…
Descriptors: Career Pathways, Credentials, Certification, High School Students
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Brooke L. Thiel; Justin V. Benna; Breanna Pastir; Nikki Fideldy-Doll – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2023
The purpose of this study was to examine Career and Technical Education (CTE) teachers' perceptions of feedback from supervisors. All CTE teachers in North Dakota were surveyed during early 2023. A series of one-way ANOVAs and t-tests were run to compare the differences in teachers' perceptions based upon reported professional characteristics. The…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Teacher Attitudes, Feedback (Response), Supervisors
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Scott Straub; John Cannon; Carol Billing – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2023
This study aimed to assess the level of preparedness of alternatively licensed teachers who completed the Idaho CTE "InSpIRE" Educate program. A survey was distributed to 67 program completers, and the data were analyzed using statistical tools. The research found that participants believed "InSpIRE" provided adequate training…
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, Vocational Education Teachers, Vocational Education, Self Efficacy
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Boss, Chase; McKendree, R. Bud – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2022
As education leans into competency-based assessment methods, Evidenced-Based Grading (EBG) presents as a potential effective option for Career and Technical Education (CTE) teachers. In this study we use a basic qualitative design to explore CTE teachers' perceptions of assessment, student growth, and implementation of an Evidenced-Based Grading…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Evidence Based Practice, Grading, Social Cognition
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Beck, Cindy; Loera, Gustavo; Nakamoto, Jonathan; Parsons, Jan – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2022
This study aims to explore career technical education (CTE) students' involvement in practicing and promoting mental wellness in schools and communities. Specifically, this study focused on students enrolled in a career and technical student organization (CTSO) leading youth-defined activities raising awareness of risk factors and protective…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Student Participation, Mental Health, Wellness
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.; 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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