Career Technical Education

Career Technical Education

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An estimated 30% of California's entering 9th graders do not finish high school. In L.A. County the dropout rate, estimated at 55%, is higher than the graduation rate. The current focus on career tech. ed. (CTE) is a measure of the intensity of the search for solutions. CTE -- with its real world relevance and project-based learning -- is a way to engage students in education that is different than a purely academic approach. This study of CTE found encouraging evidence that CTE -- in its modern, academically demanding form -- can deliver an alternative approach to learning that can keep students engaged, help improve grade point averages and prepare students for both the work world and higher education. Illustrations.... Qualcomm, IBM, Edison International, Chevron, Ares Management, City National Bank and East West Bank, already are involved. ... Again, local pilot programs have the potential to provide a swift transition to a new administrator paradigm.

Title:Career Technical Education
Author: Daniel W. Hancock
Publisher:DIANE Publishing - 2009-12

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