Journal & Magazine Articles


NRCCTE researchers actively publish in a range of peer-reviewed scholarly journals and popular field publications, including Techniques, the award-winning official magazine of the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE).

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Journal & Magazine Articles

Steven R. Aragon, Corinne Alfeld, and David M. Hansen
Career and Technical Education Research

The purpose of this study was to determine to what extent do CTSOs affect student psychosocial and achievement outcomes (above and beyond stand-alone CTE programs) when controlling for gender and race. Using a cross-sectional descriptive research design, a total of 5,677 students from 10 states were surveyed regarding their high school experiences. Students were recruited from CTSO, CTE, and non-CTE (general education) classrooms.

Christine D. Bremer, Bruce A. Center, Christen L. Opsal, Amanuel Medhanie, Yoo Jeong Jang, and Aaron C. Geise
Community College Review

This article, published by the authors of the NRCCTE's Relative Impact study of community college retention programs in the Community College Review, explores student outcomes related to taking developmental English (i.e., reading and/or writing) and math classes in three community colleges in three different states, using institutional data from 7,898 students who began college in the fall of 2009 (Cohort 1) or fall 2010 (Cohort 2). We examine the outcome trajectories of students at each college, considering their enrollment in developmental courses in their first term at college as well as other variables. 

Cara DiMattina and Lisa-Anne Ferris
Techniques Magazine

One workforce trend on the horizon is the shift from a collective sense of work to a more individualistic meaning of work. What does this shift mean for CTE students? What unique role does CTE play in preparing students for future employment?

John C. Foster, Carol L. Hodes, Patricia Kelley, and Sandra G. Pritz
Online Journal for Workforce Education and Development

An initial survey conducted by the authors in 2009 determined the amount and type of preparation CTE educators had regarding the use of assessment data for program and instructional improvement; this survey was the basis for development of an intervention for teachers on interpretation of assessment data for improvement of classroom instruction.

Rod Patrick Githens, Timothy M. Sauer, Fashaad L. Crawford, and Kristin B. Wilson
Career and Technical Education Research

This study examined the current state of online occupational programs in community colleges and explored issues related to institutional, economic, and social indicators that influence (a) the offering of online programs and (b) the programmatic connection to workforce development needs. The study is based on a random sample of 321 institutions in the United States. This project is the first national study categorizing online occupational programs according to the Career Clusters and Career Pathways classification scheme.