Implementation of Career and Technical Education (CTE) and Influences on Youth Aspirations
Nationwide, support for Career and Technical Education (CTE) is growing as educators and policymakers seek to expand postsecondary opportunities for youth and meet the human capital needs of a technologically advancing labor market. This is a major shift in the U.S., where vocational learning in the past has been widely considered low-status and struggled to garner significant educational investments. My dissertation used a case study approach to investigate recent efforts to revitalize CTE in comprehensive high schools and the ways CTE students make decisions about college and work in a changing occupational landscape.
Dissertation title: Career and Technical Education in the Era of College and Career Readiness: Youth Postsecondary Aspirations in “Oaksburg, USA”