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.The University of California, San Francisco, produced a study for the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) in 2005 ... Although nursing education programs are boosting their enrollment capacity, the increasing supply of nurses will notanbsp;...

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


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