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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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Zirkle, Chris; Laukia, Jari; Mauffret, David; Prudant Vilches, Sergio – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2022
Working between the formal education system and workplace, vocational education teachers contribute to the growth and development of a country's future workforce. Using interviews of university professors, examination of legislation and administrative rules and information obtained from applicable websites, this article compares two different…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education Teachers, Teacher Education, Teacher Qualifications
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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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Kosloski, Michael F.; Reed, Philip A.; Loya, Roberto; Abdelhamid, Mariam – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2022
This study examined the current climate of how Virginia CTE teachers perceive their profession and if they are encouraging their students to enter the teaching profession. A survey developed by the National Center for Education Statistics was submitted to CTE teachers in Virginia (n = 743) to address these questions. Descriptive statistics helped…
Descriptors: Vocational Education Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching (Occupation), Career Choice
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Martin, Michael J.; Kitchel, Tracy J. – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2020
Agricultural education programs are experiencing pressure to change from a variety of educational and societal influences. This pressure is not new to agricultural education programs. The evolution of vocational agriculture from 1945 to 1963 provides a historical example of vocational education change as a result of social influences. Rural…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Educational Change
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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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Smalley, Scott W.; Sands, Kelsey – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2018
Agricultural education programs are one component of Career and Technical Education (CTE). For CTE to be effective, educators teaching CTE courses must be able to make connections between the curriculum and real-life situations. This qualitative study explored self-reported perceptions of CTE by pre-service students. Wigfield and Eccles'…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Vocational Education, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes
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Bezard, Cynthia; Shaw, Sara A. – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2017
The purpose of this qualitative case study was to explore the ways that a change in perspective can create a better understanding of cultural identity. This study addressed: (1) How does a self-awareness transformative learning experience develop critical cultural competence in career and technical education instructors?; (2) How does the practice…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Identification (Psychology), Transformative Learning, Vocational Education