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Article Number - 117759047503


Vol.6(2), pp. 7-12 , September 2014
DOI: 10.5897/IJVTE2014.0149




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Why we cannot afford to lose CTE in schools



Scott Bartholomew
  • Scott Bartholomew
  • Utah State University, U.S.
  • Google Scholar







 Received: 10 April 2014  Accepted: 15 August 2014  Published: 19 September 2014

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Career and Technical Education (CTE) is a vital part of our nation’s education system.  Despite a myriad of positive outcomes related to CTE, such as creativity, problem solving, manual dexterity, and spatial perception, CTE participation, funding, and emphasis have declined in recent years.  This paper discusses the history of CTE as well as the current status of CTE in education.  Positive outcomes linked with CTE are highlighted and arguments are presented for an actual presence of CTE in education.  Challenges facing CTE are addressed and recommendations are provided.

 

Key words: CTE, Career and Technical Education, Vocational Education, Technology Education

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APA Bartholomew, S. (2014). Why we cannot afford to lose CTE in schools. International Journal of Vocational and Technical Education, 6(2), 7-12.
Chicago Scott Bartholomew. "Why we cannot afford to lose CTE in schools." International Journal of Vocational and Technical Education 6, no. 2 (2014): 7-12.
MLA Scott Bartholomew. "Why we cannot afford to lose CTE in schools." International Journal of Vocational and Technical Education 6.2 (2014): 7-12.
   
DOI 10.5897/IJVTE2014.0149
URL http://academicjournals.org/journal/IJVTE/article-abstract/117759047503

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