Programs of Study, Career Pathways, Career Academies: Structuring a CCR Solution
In this presentation made at the annual conference of the Iowa Association for Career and Technical Education, NRCCTE Director Jim Stone addressed how high schools have become increasingly narrow in focus – a new middle school; useful only to prepare youth for the next level of education: college. The net result is a system that ill-serves the 60% of students who start ninth grade and who will never complete a college degree. This argues for structuring opportunities to provide all young people multiple pathways to a productive adulthood by addressing the three domains of knowledge/skill required for success: occupational expression of academics, generalizable workplace skills and specific technical skills. One policy approach to addressing this challenge has been programs of study and more recently college and career readiness.
Stone, J. R. III. (2013, July). Programs of study, career pathways, career academies: Structuring a CCR solution. Presentation made at the annual conference of the Iowa Association for Career and Technical Education, Ankeny, IA.