Book Title: The History and Growth of Career and Technical Education in America, Fourth Edition
Publisher: Waveland Press, Inc.
Author: Howard R. D. Gordon
Dr. Gordon is the first scholar/educator to publish a relevant, up-to-date synthesis of the history, philosophy, legislation, and organizational/curricular structure of career and technical education. The fourth edition features comprehensive background and research on such topics as evolving employer expectations, special-needs populations, land-grant institutions, teacher shortages and alternative certification, CTSOs, and an historical overview of influential leaders and their impact on CTE curriculum development. Pre-service teachers as well as experienced CTE teachers will appreciate this well-documented road map of CTE.
Detailed discussions of current research and statistics on the latest CTE issues and trends include:
The participation of women and minorities, particularly in nontraditional programs such as STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), and gender-equity issues both in education and in the workplace
Closing the achievement gap and the skills gap
The implications of an aging workforce for CTE career opportunities, and an analysis of today's multi-generational workforce
The impact of globalization, including workforce diversity, an increasing number of limited English-proficient students, and the promising fields of alternative energy and "green" technology
The future of CTE programs and funding in a precarious economic climate
A new chapter on 21st-century agents of growth, emphasizing college and career readiness and the effectiveness of programs of study/career clusters
A student study-guide CD accompanies the book.
Not-for-sale instructor resource material available to college and university faculty only; contact publisher directly.