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Zirkle, Chris; Jeffery, Jeremy; Shrewe, Laine – Career and Technical Education Research, 2019
Retaining qualified career and technical education teachers (CTE) is crucial to the continued supply and reduced demand of these types of teachers. Demographic data and emerging trends of CTE teachers were analyzed for those teachers who completed a summer workshop as part of alternative licensure. Some of the emerging trends included shifts in…
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, Vocational Education Teachers, Teacher Persistence, Enrollment
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Fleck, Joey A.; Threeton, Mark D.; Ewing, John C. – Career and Technical Education Research, 2019
Leaders influence the lives of many and impact the success of a wide variety of organizations. Career and Technical Education (CTE) Administrative Directors provide leadership in CTE school settings as they lead and manage personnel, facilities, curriculum, and student services. This study sought to determine the essential leadership skills that…
Descriptors: Leadership Effectiveness, Administrators, Vocational Education, Vocational Directors
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Kandalec Holm, Katherine R. – Career and Technical Education Research, 2019
The purpose of the study was to identify perceptions currently held among school counselors towards postsecondary career and technical education. Q methodology provides an opportunity to study individual's subjective reality using both quantitative and qualitative methods. Literature on CTE, the roles of counselors, and student outcomes were used…
Descriptors: School Counselors, Counselor Attitudes, Postsecondary Education, Vocational Education
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Kirby, Barrick R.; Heinert, Seth B.; Myers, Brian E.; Thoron, Andrew C.; Stofer, Kathryn – Career and Technical Education Research, 2018
The purpose of this study was to identify disciplinary core ideas that should be included in secondary school agriscience programs using a panel of experts in agricultural education, and to create a matrix of disciplinary core ideas, Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources career pathways performance indicators, and the Next Generation Science…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Agricultural Education, STEM Education, Core Curriculum
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Fletcher, Edward C., Jr,; Warren, Nathalie Q.; Hern├índez-Gantes, Victor M. – Career and Technical Education Research, 2018
The purpose of this study was to uncover and describe the key components of a "distinguished" National Academy Foundation (NAF) information technology (IT) academy and the nature of implementation to prepare students to be college, career and future ready. Based on 77 semistructured interviews of stakeholders of the academy, we found the…
Descriptors: High School Students, College Readiness, Career Readiness, Lifelong Learning
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Cirak, Nese Sevim; Islim, Omer Faruk – Career and Technical Education Research, 2018
The Department of Computer Education and Instructional Technology (CEIT) was established under Faculties of Education with the aim of preparing computer teachers in Turkey. Computer teachers are responsible for both the teaching of technology to other teachers in addition to school students. This study was conducted in order to determine the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Science Education, Teacher Education Programs, Educational Technology
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Park, HwaChoon; Hill, Roger B. – Career and Technical Education Research, 2018
The Employability Skills Assessment (ESA) was translated into Korean (KESA) and the construct validity and reliabilities of the KESA were examined to provide Koreans with a scientific research-based work ethic measure. A total of 896 Korean Baby Boomers (1955-1963), Generation X (1964-1981) and Millennials (1982-1999) provided data. Work ethic was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Employment Qualifications, Job Skills, Test Validity
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Lee, In Heok – Career and Technical Education Research, 2018
Parental career-related support plays a crucial role in facilitating adolescents' career development, yet relatively little is known about its mediating role in Korean adolescents' career development. Using a sample of 581 Korean high school students, this study examined the role of parental career-related support in the link between socioeconomic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Socioeconomic Status, Career Readiness, Adolescents
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Eades, Daniel C.; Hughes, David W. – Career and Technical Education Research, 2018
Researchers and practitioners are aware of the importance of the skills of the local workforce in attracting and developing businesses in a regional economy. There has been, however, relatively little applied research concerning the identification of labor skill gaps in rural areas. We seek to address this issue through a case study of the Upper…
Descriptors: Job Skills, Rural Areas, Agricultural Occupations, Employment Opportunities
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Asunda, Paul A.; Walker, Chastity – Career and Technical Education Research, 2018
This study examined engineering and technology education and K-12 teachers understandings of integrated STEM in an attempt to understand how best we can develop assessment practices and instructional practices to support learning in integrated STEM environments. Survey design was utilized to collect data through Qualtrics Survey Software.…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Engineering Education, Technology Education, Elementary Secondary Education
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Dyar, Amy – Career and Technical Education Research, 2018
The purpose of this study was to investigate teachers' use of the Center for Research on Education, Diversity, and Excellence (CREDE) standards to meet the unique cultural needs of Hispanic students. In addition, the influence of these factors on teachers' use of the CREDE standards were investigated, including teachers' (a) generation, (b) years…
Descriptors: Vocational Education Teachers, Standards, Hispanic American Students, Teacher Characteristics
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Curry, Kevin; Warner, Wendy J.; Park, Travis D. – Career and Technical Education Research, 2018
The intent of this exploratory study was to inventory the motivations of the North Carolina FFA Meats Evaluation Career Development Event (CDE) competitors and investigate the relationship motivation has on performance. Participants (n = 93) completed a battery of motivational measures (achievement goals, grit, interest, self-efficacy, task value,…
Descriptors: Competition, Motivation, Agribusiness, Agricultural Education
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Darney, Kelly S.; Larwin, Karen H. – Career and Technical Education Research, 2018
This current investigation examines the effects of technology on the success of traditional and non-traditional, post-secondary students in nursing programs in an Appalachian vocational setting. A survey was developed for use in Columbiana County, Ohio, a designated Appalachian area at a county vocational school with several programs in the…
Descriptors: Nursing Education, Nontraditional Students, Student Experience, Influence of Technology
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Preston Byrd, A.; Stone, Richard T.; Anderson, Ryan G. – Career and Technical Education Research, 2018
This study examined the use of dexterity as an indicator of future performance of beginning welders. This could lead to the selection or recruitment of participants for welding training programs. With a high demand for welders, it is imperative that welding training programs be efficient at producing certified welders. The time required to train…
Descriptors: Welding, Psychomotor Skills, Vocational Education, Performance Tests
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Meighan, H. Lillian; Rubenstein, Eric D. – Career and Technical Education Research, 2018
Since 1990, environmental education (EE) has become more integrated into K-12 education through EE programs. A synthesis of research identified overall themes, outcomes, benefits and challenges surrounding research integrating outdoor learning into mandatory curriculum. Most research on outdoor classroom focuses on student development, attitude,…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Environmental Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Student Development
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