Campus Units

Agricultural Education and Studies

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

5-2018

Journal or Book Title

Journal of Research in Technical Careers

Volume

2

Issue

1

DOI

10.9741/2578-2118.1025

Abstract

Agricultural education programs are one component of Career and Technical Education (CTE). For CTE to be effective, educators teaching CTE courses must be able to make connections between the curriculum and real-life situations. This qualitative study explored self-reported perceptions of CTE by pre-service students. Wigfield and Eccles’ expectancy-value model of achievement was used as the framework for this study. Findings indicated that career and technical education provides benefits for everyone because it helps develop career skills. With the shortage of educators and budget cuts, career and technical education cannot continue to survive. Participants also describe characteristics of successful career and technical education teachers.

Comments

This article is published as Smalley, S., & Sands, K. (2018). Perceptions of Career and Technical Education by Pre-Service Students. Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2 (1). doi: 10.9741/2578-2118.1025.

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Language

en

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