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

Rob Shumer and Cynthia Digby
Techniques

This article describes one of the NRCCTE's two qualitative investigations of POS, Six Stories About Six States: Programs of Study. This project, now concluded, focused on how POS were developed, and especially on how technical assistance was provided to strengthen and improve them.  

Catherine Mobley, Cathy Hammond, Cairen Withington, Sam Stringfield, Natalie Stipanovic, Julia L. Sharp, and Sam Drew
Techniques

In 2005, the state of South Carolina initiated an innovative approach to career-focused education through the Education and Economic Development Act (EEDA).

Pradeep Kotamraju
Techniques

Career and technical education (CTE) is increasingly being seen as a major contributor to the recovery of the U.S. economy. However, questions exist as to the effectiveness and impact of CTE. One is whether the federal investment (Carl D. Perkins Act) in CTE is paying off.

Amy S. Hirschy, Christine D. Bremer, and Marisa Castellano
Community College Journal

Career and technical education (CTE) students pursuing occupational associate’s degrees or certificates differ from students seeking academic majors at 2-year institutions in several ways.

Jeffrey C. Valentine, Amy S. Hirschy, Christine D. Bremer, Walter Novillo, Marisa Castellano, and Aaron Banister
Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis

This paper reports on the project's systematic review and meta-analysis of studies of college retention programs targeted at students at risk of dropping out. The studies analyzed suggest small but potentially important effects on short-term retention rates and grades earned by program participants. Learn more.