Journal & Magazine Articles

Overview

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

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Sam Stringfield & James R. Stone, III
Peabody Journal of Education

In this article we examine the U.S. labor market and provide multiple perspectives on its growth and direction and implications for future directions for CTE. We examine the often conflicting data-based arguments and suggest that in a future increasingly dominated by robotics and artificial intelligence, new entrants to the workforce will require very strong social, employability, and work-readiness skills that reflect the behavioral, attitudinal, and character traits highly valued in the workplace and in society.

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James R. Stone, III
Peabody Journal of Education

This issue of the Peabody Journal of Education examines the important role of career and technical education in helping young people begin that transition to a lifelong role as a productive citizen in a rapidly evolving labor market. The issue begins with a brief introduction to career and technical education (CTE) and seeks to frame the discussion that follows.

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Marisa E. Castellano, Kirsten Sundell, & George B. Richardson
Peabody Journal of Education

This study investigated the relationships between completing the high school portion of a college- and career-preparatory program of study and high school achievement outcomes in a large urban district in the West. Study results suggest that districts should consider implementing career-themed programs such as programs of study that enhance their existing college- and career-readiness initiatives.

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Marisa E. Castellano, George B. Richardson, Kirsten Sundell, & James R. Stone III
Vocations and Learning

This study examined the effects of career-themed POS on high school achievement outcomes in the United States. Results indicated that POS enrollment improved students’ probability of graduation by 11.3% and that each additional CTE credit earned in POS increased their probability of graduation by 4%. There were non-significant effects for high school GPA. These findings suggest that POS benefited students in terms of retention at no cost to their achievement.

George B. Richardson, Marisa E. Castellano, James R. Stone, and Blair K. Sanning
Evolutionary Psychological Science

In this paper, authors George B. Richardson, Marisa E. Castellano, James R. Stone III, and Blair K. Sanning bring an evolutionary perspective to bear on adolescent learning and argue that approaches to education that stress learning in context - for example, career and technical education (CTE) - can help schools work with student biases in attention and motivation, rather than against them.