Capitalizing on Context: Curriculum Integration in Career and Technical Education
NRCCTE Curriculum Integration Workgroup
The Math-in-CTE study began as a pilot in the spring semester of 2004; the full-year study spanned the 2004-2005 academic year. Volunteer teachers assigned to the experimental groups worked with math teacher partners to examine the CTE curricula and develop math-enhanced CTE lessons. The experimental CTE teachers implemented the math-enhanced lessons in their classrooms, while the control group teachers taught their courses without changing their curricula. After one year of learning math-enhanced lessons, students in the experimental classrooms performed significantly better on two of the three standardized measures of math achievement. This result was accomplished without reducing students’ occupational knowledge and skills.
NRCCTE Curriculum Integration Workgroup. (2010, March). Capitalizing on context: Curriculum integration in career and technical education. Louisville, KY: National Research Center for Career and Technical Education, University of Louisville.