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Article Number - 4F507DD59208


Vol.8(4), pp. 25-34 , June 2016
DOI: 10.5897/IJVTE2016.0195




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Identifying connections between career and technical education (CTE) and academic programs through standards of learning



Joseph Mukuni
  • Joseph Mukuni
  • School of Education, Department of Teaching and Learning, Career and Technical Education Program, Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg, VA, USA.
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Bill Price
  • Bill Price
  • School of Education, Department of Teaching and Learning, Career and Technical Education Program, Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg, VA, USA.
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 Received: 20 January 2016  Accepted: 08 June 2016  Published: 30 June 2016

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This article describes a Career and Technical Education (CTE) pre-service teacher preparation class project requiring students to identify academic standards of learning relating to the competencies that they teach in their program areas with a view to encouraging interdisciplinary collaboration between CTE teachers and colleagues in academic disciplines. Demonstrating that CTE can contribute significantly to academic growth as measured by SOLs should help in de-stigmatizing CTE. The method underlying the project described in this article comprised requiring CTE pre-service teacher education students to incorporate in their lessons standards of learning relating to (for example, English, Mathematics, Science, and History/Social science). The aim of this study was to show the relationship between CTE and academic subjects as a way of enhancing student motivation in CTE courses and also providing a rationale for co-ordination and cooperation between CTE teachers and teachers of academic subjects.

 

Key words: Standards of learning, collaboration, career and technical education, situated learning, reflections, best practices.

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APA Mukuni, J., & Price, B. (2016). Identifying connections between career and technical education (CTE) and academic programs through standards of learning. International Journal of Vocational and Technical Education, 8(4), 25-34.
Chicago Joseph Mukuni and Bill Price. "Identifying connections between career and technical education (CTE) and academic programs through standards of learning." International Journal of Vocational and Technical Education 8, no. 4 (2016): 25-34.
MLA Joseph Mukuni and Bill Price. "Identifying connections between career and technical education (CTE) and academic programs through standards of learning." International Journal of Vocational and Technical Education 8.4 (2016): 25-34.
   
DOI 10.5897/IJVTE2016.0195
URL http://academicjournals.org/journal/IJVTE/article-abstract/4F507DD59208

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