Title

Why we cannot afford to lose CTE in schools

Keywords

CTE, career and technical education, vocational education, technology education

Abstract

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.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2014-9

Publisher

International Journal of Vocational and Technical Education

Language

English

College

Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology

Department

Technology

University Standing at Time of Publication

Assistant Professor

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