Investigating DiversePopulations in Career and Technical Education MARC SAXE ECTS 637 SESSION FIVE – ASSIGNMENT TWO OCTOBER 29, 2012
Session Five – Assignment Two Diverse Populations in CTE: Research: Read Chapter Seven, Gordon Consult Outside Sources Basic Questions: Who are the Diverse Populations in CTE? What Services Does Diversity Require? What Resources Exist to Support Diversity?
Who Are the Diverse Populations for CTE? Special Needs Populations Ethnic Groups English Language Learners Disabled Individuals Economically Disadvantaged Gifted and Talented Everybody Else
Ethnic Groups and CTE African Americans – Long History Vocational & CTE Until 1850 – Apprenticeshipes 1910-1930 – Manual Training Post 1900 – Growing Academic Training + Lower Vocational Movement towards educational equality Hispanics Growing Population – More unskilled, low wage Low High School Graduation Rates – Lower academics Colleges – More social science, less technological sciences Native American BIA Schools -> Self determination -> Educational Integration
What Services Does CTE Diversity Require? Access to Educational Opportunities English Proficiency Education: ELL Programs Specially Designed School to Work Programs Assessment Procedures Counseling Services Job Development & Placement
CTE and Disabilities IDEA 1997 Transitions from School to Career Individualized Education Programs Social Skills Training CTE Work May Improve School Performance
Challenges for CTE Importance for Broader Demographic Base Economics & Growing Inequality Labor Force Changes: Skilled & Unskilled Training Methods Politics of Race, Class, Gender, Economics