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Perceptions of Career and Technical Education by Pre-Service Students
Journal of Research in Technical Careers
  • Scott W. Smalley, Iowa State University
  • Kelsey Sands, Iowa State University
Document Type
Article
Publication Version
Published Version
Publication Date
5-1-2018
DOI
10.9741/2578-2118.1025
Abstract

Agricultural education programs are one component of Career and Technical Education (CTE). For CTE to be effective, educators teaching CTE courses must be able to make connections between the curriculum and real-life situations. This qualitative study explored self-reported perceptions of CTE by pre-service students. Wigfield and Eccles’ expectancy-value model of achievement was used as the framework for this study. Findings indicated that career and technical education provides benefits for everyone because it helps develop career skills. With the shortage of educators and budget cuts, career and technical education cannot continue to survive. Participants also describe characteristics of successful career and technical education teachers.

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This article is published as Smalley, S., & Sands, K. (2018). Perceptions of Career and Technical Education by Pre-Service Students. Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2 (1). doi: 10.9741/2578-2118.1025.

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Scott W. Smalley and Kelsey Sands. "Perceptions of Career and Technical Education by Pre-Service Students" Journal of Research in Technical Careers Vol. 2 Iss. 1 (2018)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/scott-smalley/14/