New journal special issue tackles the future of CTE

New journal special issue tackles the future of CTE

Dear Colleagues:

Unlike many, if not most, other industrialized nations, U.S. education lacks formal structures-- like apprenticeships-- that facilitate the transition of youth from secondary education to the workplace.

A new special issue of the Peabody Journal of Education examines the important role of career and technical education in helping young people transition to life as productive citizens in a rapidly evolving labor market.

The issue begins with a brief introduction to CTE and seeks to frame the discussion that follows. Throughout the issue, various authors (including yours truly) address a range of topics that are critical to CTE, including curriculum, career readiness, work-based learning, teachers and career pathways. The issue concludes with an overview of the history of federal CTE policy and what the future may bring.

I wanted to share with you a few of the articles in this special issue. One caveat - the publisher limits free article access to the first 50 downloads, so act now! This really is a limited-time offer!

Stone, J. R., III. (2017). Introduction to Pathways to a Productive Adulthood: The Role of CTE in the American High School.

Castellano, M., Sundell, K. E., & Richardson, G. B. (2017). Achievement Outcomes Among High School Graduates in College and Career Readiness Programs of Study.

Stringfield, S., & Stone, J. R. III. (2017). The Labor Market Imperative for CTE: Changes and Challenges for the 21st Century.

You'll find links to the other articles in this issue here.

What do you think the future holds for CTE? Let me know at nrccte@nrccte.org!