Rapid Response: Career And Technical Education

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Authors: Southeast Comprehensive Center at SEDL, Leslie Blair, Philip Eaglin, Erin McCann, Concepcion Molina, Ed Tobia

Price: Available free online
• Published: 2008    • 15 pages   

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This resource was developed in response to a request: "A state department of education (SDE) served by the Southeast Comprehensive Center has requested that the SECC identify successful U.S. high schools that focus more on technical rather than traditional academic subjects. Also, the SDE would like information on the following:
  1. Do these schools require Carnegie units? How are technical courses coded if Carnegie units are awarded?
  2. How is credit given for technical job-training classes?
  3. What types of terminal degrees are offered at these schools?

In response to this request, the Southeast Comprehensive Center (SECC) reviewed information from a number of organizations including the American Diploma Project, American Youth Policy Forum, Association for Career and Technical Education, National High School Center, NGA Center for Best Practices, REL Southeast, Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), and the U.S. Department of Education. In addition, SECC used various Web search engines to locate information on the topic.