Why we cannot afford to lose CTE in schools
CTE, career and technical education, vocational education, technology education
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.
Original Publication Citation
Bartholomew, S. (2014). Why we can’t afford to lose CTE in Schools. International Journal of Vocational and Technical Education, 6(2), pp. 7‐12.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Bartholomew, Scott, "Why we cannot afford to lose CTE in schools" (2014). Faculty Publications. 5584.
International Journal of Vocational and Technical Education
Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology
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