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Hernandez-Gantes, Victor M. – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2018
In career and technical education (CTE), the role of academic journals has been critical in the dissemination of information as the field shifted from vocational education to CTE. To keep up with changes in the field, some journals have been renamed to reflect the new emphasis, other journals have retained their historical branding, and new…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Career Education, Technical Education, Scholarship
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Lichty, Jenny Ann; Retallick, Michael S. – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2017
Literature on grading reveals that grading practices have not changed much since they were first introduced. However, with alternative approaches, such as standards-based grading, being introduced, it is important to look at how agricultural educators are using grades to evaluate student learning. The purpose of this study was to determine the…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Grading, High School Teachers, Student Evaluation
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Gregson, James A.; Ruppel, Karen – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2017
This multiple case study explored Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs that were identified as having a focus on sustainability. Using the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, Sustainability Tracking, Assessment, and Rating System (AASHE STARS) as a conceptual framework, the researchers interpreted…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Sustainability, Industry, Labor Needs
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Hernandez-Gantes, Victor M.; Brookins, Simone J.; Fletcher, Edward C., Jr. – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2017
In support of the national push for promoting career readiness, school-business partnerships have been noted as an Important support strategy. However, there is limited research in the context of career academies. Thus, we sought to explore the nature of a partnership between an information technology (IT) career academy and local business…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, School Business Relationship, Career Academies, Vocational Education
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Jacobson, Kinga N. – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2017
This case study investigated the influence of quality systems on meeting performance funding criteria in Wisconsin Technical College System institutions. Using qualitative text-analysis methodology, the case study identified the common processes, systems, values, and culture of three Wisconsin Forward Award-recognized technical colleges, looking…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Educational Finance, Financial Support, Performance
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Fletcher, Edward C., Jr.; Tyson, Will – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2017
The purpose of this study was to explore how technical skills taught and learned in Florida engineering and engineering technology-themed career academies fit technical skills desired by local employers in technology and manufacturing. The analysis utilized the narratives of 70 students and four teachers from career academies at four high schools…
Descriptors: Job Skills, Career Academies, Vocational Education, Technical Education
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Gardner, Andrea R.; Warnick, Brian K.; Lawver, Rebecca G. – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2017
Achievement test scores in mathematics have been a concern among educators for many years. Teaching contextualized mathematics has been found to be effective and includes providing a direct application to real-life scenarios rather than teaching linear equations and algebraic principles in isolation. This study measured the effects of integrating…
Descriptors: Mathematical Concepts, Nutrition Instruction, Agricultural Education, Mathematics Skills
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Han, Hyojung; Rojewski, Jay W. – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2017
The purpose of this study was to identify latent classes of college-educated late-baby-boomer generation women's economic attainment (income) patterns during mid-career and examine the family and job satisfaction characteristics within each latent class. Longitudinal latent class analysis was used to analyze income data from the National…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, Income, Females, Adults
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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
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Xing, Xue; Shaw, Sara; Gordon, Howard R. D. – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2017
The purpose of this study was to examine quality indicators currently guiding the rigor of secondary career and technical education (CTE) programs of study in the United States. Quality indicators are desirable characteristics or expectations for a comprehensive and effective CTE program of study. As of May 2017, we were able to locate publicly…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Educational Quality, Educational Indicators, Standards
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