An Investigation of Career and Technical Education Signature Pedagogies

Authors

  • Jonathan Walker Culver-Stockton College
  • Charlene Atkins University of Central Missouri

Keywords:

pedagogy, instructional strategies, CTE, career education, technical education

Abstract

Investigating Career and Technical Education’s (CTE) signature pedagogies provides an analysis of the most commonly used classroom instructional strategies. One hundred thirty-three CTE teachers representing area career centers, comprehensive high schools, two-year community colleges, and four-year universities participated in this ex post facto study. Data suggest that CTE teachers use questioning, demonstrations, lab activities, interactive lecture, and project-based learning strategies most often. Additionally, data show there are significant differences in classroom instructional strategies used by teachers of different subject areas and by teachers of different demographic backgrounds.

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Published

2021-06-01

How to Cite

Walker, J., & Atkins , C. (2021). An Investigation of Career and Technical Education Signature Pedagogies. Journal of Research In Business Education, 61(1), 32-43. https://jrbe.nbea.org/index.php/jrbe/article/view/13

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