Career and technical education [electronic resource] / Cynthia A. Bily, book editor.
Contributor(s): Bily, Cynthia A [editor.] | Gale (Firm).Series: Gale eBooks.Issues that concern you: Publisher: Detroit : Greenhaven Press, 2014Description: 1 online resource (134 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9780737770445 (electronic book).Subject(s): Vocational educationAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Issues that concern you: career and technical educationDDC classification: 370.113 Online resources: Available via Gale eBooks. Click here to access
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Career and technical education prepares students for college and career / National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium -- A four-year degree is the best career preparation / Neil deMause -- Beyond home ec : vocational programs are a good investment / Andrew P. Kelly -- Job-focused certificates lead to well-paying jobs / Anthony Carnevale ... [et al.] -- Today's workers need more than just job training / Mary Spilde -- High school career and technical education takes time away from other studies / Sarah Butrymowicz -- High school programs must do a better job of preparing students for college / Arne Duncan -- Low-income and minority students are being squeezed out of higher education / Gary Rhoades -- Expecting 'college for all' is misguided / James R. Stone -- Obtaining a four-year degree is not worth the cost / Sarah Kaufman -- Career and technical programs can get dropouts back on track / Dorothy Stoneman -- For-profit colleges are expensive but effective / Kevin Carey -- The federal government should increase support for community colleges / Barack Obama -- Germany's career-focused education system reduces unemployment / Edward Lotterman -- High school students should have more opportunities for workplace experience / Dana Goldstein.
Explores the issues surrounding career and technical education. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.
Description based on print version record.