Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Career Technical Education: Student Perceptions and Effects on Retention in Technical High Schools
by Jimoh, Bola M., Ed.D., Missouri Baptist University, 2014, 175; 3666828
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this study was to determine the relationships between student perceptions of Career Technical Education (CTE) programs and retention in two technical high schools in Missouri. The findings from the study indicated that participants have positive perceptions of CTE in career preparation, college preparation, gaining practical experience, and building relationships with faculty. Conversely, participants indicated negative perceptions in their inability to balance attendance at two schools and a lack of interest in CTE programming. The implications for improvement include the creation of an exploratory program for all prospective students involving counselors in the recruitment and placement process and strengthening communication between the technical school and home school counselors. Other possible improvements include increasing opportunities for students to earn program certifications, adding a professional development workshop for educators from the technical schools and the home schools, and providing students with more tutorial services.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Boyd, Vincent S.
Commitee: Bumpers, Erica, Smith, Thomas
School: Missouri Baptist University
Department: Education Division
School Location: United States -- Missouri
Source: DAI-A 76/04(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Educational psychology, Secondary education, Vocational education
Keywords: Career technical education, Effects of student perceptions on retention, Perceptions, Retention in cte high schools, Student perceptions of cte
Publication Number: 3666828
ISBN: 978-1-321-40126-4
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