Career and Technical Education Collection Proposal Jenny Yamamoto LIS 615: Summer 2012
Career and Technical Education Career and Technical Education courses in Hawaii aim to provide high school students with industry experience in a vast array of pathways and progressive specialized courses. The pathways represent groupings of careers that focus on similar career education, requirements and talents. CTE PathwaysIndustrial &Engineering Health Services Arts and Business Natural Public & HumanTechnology Communication Resources Resources
Career and Technical Education• Career and Technical Education (CTE) in Hawaii has been reinvented to more effectively help prepare Hawaii’s high school students for post high school education and career success.• According to the 2011 Consolidated Annual Performance, Accountability, and Financial Status Report from Hawaii’s CTE Office1 the following data demonstrates the above statement: • 27,401 students were enrolled in CTE courses. • HSA comparison data • Reading/Language Arts: 81.50% passed (general population, 73.5% passed) • Mathematics: 38.32% passed (general population, 33.7% passed) • Graduation rate: 98.14% (general population, 80%) 1 U.S. Department of Education, Hawaii, Office of the State Director of Career and Technical Education. (2011). 2011 consolidated annual performance, accountability and financial status report. Retrieved from U.S. Department of Education website: http://www.hawaii.edu/cte/publications/CAR2011.pdf
Leilehua High School• Located in Wahiawa, HI. • 29% of the surrounding population has a B.A. degree or higher • 10% living below the poverty level2• Student body population (based on 2010-2011 school year data) • 2,000 students • 30% military • 40% eligible for free or reduced lunch status • 13% enrolled in special education services• 6-year accreditation from the Western Association of Schools & Colleges3 2"Wahiawa CDP, Hawaii." U.S. Census Bureau. http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/15/1572650.html (accessed June 6, 2012). 3"Leilehua High School: School Status and Improvement Report." Hawaii State Department of Education. http://arch.k12.hi.us/PDFs/ssir/2011/Central/SSIR214-2.pdf (accessed June 5, 2012).
Leilehua High School Library • Current Collection Data • 23,000 items • Non-fiction, fiction, biography, Hawaiiana, reference, Manga and periodical • 10 database subscriptions • CTE focused books • Many outdated • Reference focusedLau, Y. (2012, June 18). Interview by J. Yamamoto [Personal Interview]. Leilehua Library2012 School Year Data. Email.
CTE Collection Proposal• Proposing this CTE collection will meet the state’s initiative of increasing non- fiction reading, school AR initiatives and supplement content area studies.• Funding request: • $1,200 • 70% for non-fiction AR books (preferably in eBook format) • 15% for periodicals and audiovisual materials• Representative content areas: • Culinary Arts, Automotive, Construction, Agriculture, Business, Cinematography and Graphic Arts
Sample Titles and Reviewing Bodies• Sample titles: • The Cheese Chronicles: a journey through the making and selling of cheese in America, from field, to farm, to table by Liz Thorpe. New York: Ecco, 2009. 376pp. $13.64. Paperback. ISBN: 978-0-06-145116-4. AR Rdg. Level 6.9. • Cars and Motorcycles by John Townsend. United Kingdom: Raintree (Capstone), 2012. 48pp., col. Ill. $24.00. Unlimited Access eBook. ISBN: 978-1-41094-454- 2. AR Rdg. Lvl. 6.2 • Good guys, wiseguys, and putting up a building: a life in construction by Samuel Florman. New York, NY.: Thomas Dunne Books (MacMillan), 2012. 342pp. $25.99. Publisher’s Hardcover. ISBN: 978-0-312-64167-2. AR Rdg. Lvl. 12+.• Reviewing Bodies • Library Journal, Booklists, School Library Journal, Library Media Connections
Final thoughts about the collection• Support state and school initiatives• Meet the interest of the growing CTE student body population• Support CTE programs, teachers and students who are making strides to better prepare students for the expectations of each perspective industry.