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Stipanovic, Natalie; Stringfield, Sam; Witherell, Eric – Peabody Journal of Education, 2017
This qualitative study examines the effects of career pathways programming and targeted career counseling services on 71 high school seniors across seven schools engaged in school reforms funded through South Carolina's Education and Economic Development Act (EEDA). EEDA is a statewide, multipronged effort to improve academic achievement,…
Descriptors: High School Seniors, Career Counseling, Self Efficacy, Counseling Effectiveness
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Rojewski, Jay W.; Hill, Roger B. – Peabody Journal of Education, 2017
Increasingly, career-technical and workforce education professionals are challenged with determining the best ways to prepare people for work, when many of the jobs those people will perform do not exist yet. Twenty-first-century work is evolving rapidly, with some jobs going away, other types of work appearing, and many people working in jobs…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Curriculum Development, Models, Labor Force Development
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Castellano, Marisa; Ewart Sundell, Kirsten; Richardson, George B. – Peabody Journal of Education, 2017
This study investigated the relationships between completing the high school portion of a college- and career-preparatory program of study and high school achievement outcomes in a large urban district in the West. Programs of study are secondary-to-postsecondary educational programs mandated by the federal legislation (Perkins IV) governing…
Descriptors: High School Graduates, College Readiness, Career Readiness, Outcomes of Education
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Fletcher, Edward C.; Gordon, Howard R. D. – Peabody Journal of Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to examine undergraduate and graduate student enrollments, course delivery modes, and curricular trends and issues of CTE programs. Based on findings from 139 program/department coordinators, results emphasized that although CTE programs within institutions of higher education have declined in number (Fletcher,…
Descriptors: Career Education, Technical Education, Undergraduate Study, Graduate Study
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Stringfield, Sam; Stone, James R., III. – Peabody Journal of Education, 2017
The labor market in the United States is evolving in unexpected ways following the 2007 recession. Career and technical education (CTE) has historically linked young people to the workplace. In this article we examine the U.S. labor market and provide multiple perspectives on its growth and direction and implications for future directions for CTE.…
Descriptors: Career Education, Technology Education, Labor Market, Job Skills
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Park, Travis; Pearson, Donna; Richardson, George B. – Peabody Journal of Education, 2017
All students need to learn how to read, write, solve mathematics problems, and understand and apply scientific principles to succeed in college and/or careers. The challenges posed by entry-level career fields are no less daunting than those posed by college-level study. Thus, career and technical education students must learn effective math,…
Descriptors: Integrated Curriculum, Vocational Education, College Readiness, Career Readiness
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Hamilton, Stephen F.; Sumner, Rachel – Peabody Journal of Education, 2017
Work experience can be beneficial to high school students, especially when the work is regular and less than 20 hours/week. Previous studies have found that school-related work experience provides more learning opportunities with fewer negative consequences than jobs unrelated to school. This study analyzed responses of 22,183 seniors from 868…
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Youth Employment, Self Disclosure (Individuals), Educational Benefits
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Imperatore, Catherine; Hyslop, Alisha – Peabody Journal of Education, 2017
Federal legislation has driven and been receptive to the vision of a rigorous, relevant career and technical education (CTE) system integrated with academics and aligned across middle school, secondary school, and postsecondary education. This article uses a social policy analysis approach to trace the history of federal CTE policy throughout the…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Educational Policy, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation
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Anderson, Gary; De La Cruz, Pedro; López, Andrea – Peabody Journal of Education, 2017
Educational researchers, along with universities in general, form part of the social field of knowledge production. Schools of education, as with all professional schools, are boundary organizations in the sense that they not only produce knowledge, but also train teachers, counselors, and administrators and have an impact on curriculum and…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Educational Researchers, Universities, Educational Benefits
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Scott, Janelle; DeBray, Elizabeth; Lubienski, Christopher; La Londe, Priya Goel; Castillo, Elise; Owens, Stephen – Peabody Journal of Education, 2017
Recent advances in conceptualizing structures of influence in education policymaking have emphasized the role of nongovernmental actors working in networks to promote their agendas. These useful insights have allowed researchers to consider the evolution from "government" to "governance" in education policymaking, broadening…
Descriptors: School Districts, Educational Policy, Policy Formation, Research Utilization
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Ball, Stephen J. – Peabody Journal of Education, 2017
This paper builds on previous research (Ball, 2012, Ball & Junemann, 2012) to explore some aspects of the embodiment of policy. The author draws on Larner and Laurie's (2010) work on technocratic expertise and how, as she puts it, "privatisation ideas and practices are transferred in embodied forms," and in particular her argument…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Networks, Privatization, Educational Policy
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Harrison, Christopher – Peabody Journal of Education, 2017
In recent years, several states have engaged in significant action surrounding a key policy area-- teacher policy reform. In Florida, for example, the passage of Senate Bill (SB) 736, the Student Success Act, heralded substantial shifts in the boundaries defining the profession of teaching in the state. Through SB 736 and its unsuccessful…
Descriptors: Advocacy, Discourse Analysis, Educational Change, Educational Policy
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Saultz, Andrew – Peabody Journal of Education, 2017
In 2011, Washington was one of only eight states that did not have a charter school law in state policy heading into the Race to the Top (RTTT) competition. The RTTT competition incentivized local education agencies not only to allow charter schools, but also to increase or eliminate the cap on the number of charter schools that a state allowed to…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, School Policy, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation
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Mason, Mary L.; Reckhow, Sarah – Peabody Journal of Education, 2017
State takeovers were an infrequently applied strategy to address financially and academically troubled schools for many decades. The opportunity for a more extensive state role in taking over troubled schools grew further with the announcement of the federal "Race to the Top" (RTTT) program in 2009. RTTT required states to develop plans…
Descriptors: Educational Change, State Action, Governance, School Turnaround
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Lindle, Jane Clark; Hampshire, Ellen – Peabody Journal of Education, 2017
South Carolina's persistent resistance to a federal, centralized national government is noteworthy throughout U.S. history. Accordingly, South Carolina's assumption of its powers governing education reserved to the states under the 10th Amendment focuses on commerce and free-market notions of competitive advantages rather than education's value to…
Descriptors: Social Media, Political Attitudes, Governance, Educational Administration
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