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ERIC Number: EJ891881
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1554-7558
Implications for Focusing Research in Career and Technical Education and Workforce Development
Lambeth, Jeanea M.; Joerger, Richard M.; Elliot, Jack
Career and Technical Education Research, v34 n3 p137-153 2009
Education and educational research is shaped by philosophy, psychology, practice, and ever changing educational policies. Previous studies have expressed a need for a relevant and focused research agenda for career and technical education (CTE), workforce development education and career and technical education. A need for a relevant and timely research agenda exists for the field of career and technical education. The primary purpose of this study was to gather opinions of national CTE experts regarding the common research topics through a consensus-building process. A mixed methodology was utilized in the study through the use of the Delphi technique (Linstone & Turoff, 2002). Six administrations of instruments were conducted during 2007 and 2008, using a panel of experts with knowledge and understanding of the issue or issues being studied. The findings from this study were used to formulate the National Career and Technical Education Research Agenda and a corresponding logic model. The educational importance of this study is grounded in the fact that focused research in career and technical education will allow future planning and funding of research that was relevant across the profession. Based upon the opinions of the expert panel, a sustained effort for research should be made by scholars in collaboration with national and international associations and organizations.
Association for Career and Technical Education Research. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Human Resource Education, 1310 South Sixth Street, 351 Education Building, Champaign, IL 61820. Tel: 217-333-0807; Fax: 217-244-5632; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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