Vocational Courses in High School Research Paper by cee-cee

Vocational Courses in High School
A review of literature about the status of vocational courses in high schools.
# 114706 | 5,845 words | 18 sources | APA | 2009 | US
Published on Jun 19, 2009 in Education (Curriculum) , Education (Jr High/High School)

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This paper presents a chronological review of academic sources relating the importance of vocational courses in addition to academic courses to keep students in high school and to prepare them for work after graduation. These international sources cover topics such as no national standards for vocational curriculum and the importance of the Perkins bill that supports vocational education. The paper includes reviews of articles about the importance of students having choices and a variety of options because each student is different.

Table of Contents:
What's Not Working
Initiation Into the Real World
Career and Technical Education
No National Standards or Curriculum
Perkins Bill
Minority Similarities and Differences
Reasons Students Drop Out of High School
Helping Students Prepare for Life
Discrepancy in Matching Students' Employment Opportunities
Minority Students Relationship to School Outcomes
Linking Learning
Not All Learning Suits Every Student
The Ability to Choose Their Own Courses
Different Opportunities
High School Reform Considerations

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Ahola, Sakari & Kivela, Suvi . (2007). "Education Is Important, but..." Young People outside o Schooling and the Finnish Policy of "Education Guarantee". Routledge. Retrieved March 5, 2008, from: http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/Home.portal?_nfpb=true&eric_viewStyle=list ERICExtSearch_SearchValue_0=high+school+vocational+courses&searchtype=basic& RICExtSearch_SearchType_0=kw&pageSize=10&eric_displayNtriever=false&eric_dis ayStartCount=11&_pageLabel=RecordDetails&objectId=0900019b801cf28f&accno=EJ 73348&_nfls=false
  • Bowler, Mike & Thomas. David. (2005). "High School Students Using Dual Enrollment Programs to Earn College Credits, New Reports Say." Retrieved March 5, 2008, from: http://www.ed.gov/news/pressreleases/2005/04/04062005a.html
  • Cavanagh, Sean. (2006). Perkins Bill is Approved by Congress; Editorial Projects in Education. RetrievedMarch 5, 2008, from:http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/Home.portal?_nfpb=true&eric_viewStyle list&EICExtSearch_SearchValue_0=high+school+vocational+courses&searchtype=bas &ERICExtSearch_SearchType_0=kw&pageSize=10&eric_displayNtriever=false&eric_ isplayStartCount=11&_pageLabel=RecordDetails&objectId=0900019b8015ea43&accn =EJ748517&_nfls=false
  • Chang, E. S., Chen, C., Greenberger, E., Dooley, D., & Heckhausen, J. (2006). What Do They Want in Life?: The Life Goals of a Multi-Ethnic, Multi-Generational Sample of High School Seniors. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 35(3), 321+. Retrieved March 5, 2008, from Questia database: http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=5020969480
  • Christle, C. A., Jolivette, K., & Michael, N. C. (2007). School Characteristics Related to High School Dropout Rates. Remedial and Special Education, 28(6), 325+. Retrieved March 5, 2008, from Questia database: http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=5024401870

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