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National CTE Research Center Outlines Projects
Date:12/16/2008

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Dec. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Research Center for Career and Technical Education, funded by the Office of Vocational and Adult Education at the U.S. Department of Education, has outlined an aggressive research agenda focused on areas such as programs of study, literacy in career and technical education (CTE), and using data to assess student performance.

"The focus of the Research Center will be on three major components of effective education," said Director James R. Stone III. "Those components are: engagement - reducing dropouts and increasing school completion; achievement - strengthening academic and technical knowledge and skills; and transition - increasing the movement of students from high school to postsecondary education and from education into the workplace. All of these will be done in a balanced agenda of high school and postsecondary research."

The new National Center for Career and Technical Education (NRCCTE) at the University of Louisville has several partner institutions and organizations that will work with them to achieve the goals of the grant. These partner institutions include the University of Minnesota, Cornell University, Clemson University, the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), the National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI), the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE), the Academy for Educational Development (AED), and the National Association of State Directors of Career and Technical Education Consortium (NASDCTEc).

The work of the Research Center will:

  • Use practitioner-driven approaches in the planning, development, conduct, and evaluation of all research, dissemination, and professional development activities;
  • Develop a program that is national in scope, reflectin
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