The History and Growth of Career and Technical Education in America:  by Howard R. D. Gordon, Deanna  Schultz
463 pages, $55.95 list
1-4786-3870-2
978-1-4786-3870-4
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The History and Growth of Career and Technical Education in America
Fifth Edition
Rapid changes in the workplace, including progress in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, make the contribution of career and technical education more significant than ever. In the fifth edition of his foundational text, Dr. Gordon is joined by new coauthor Deanna Schultz. Continued focus on the history, philosophy, structure, and evolution of career and technical education highlights in-depth coverage on emerging trends relevant to all areas of the field.

The pedagogical structure of the text presents abundant information in an accessible format. The authors’ introduction to the origins of and early leadership in CTE lays the groundwork for later discussions of representation of women and underrepresented minorities in the discipline, as well as the implications of a multigenerational workforce and global community on the way educational programs are designed for career readiness. In addition to comprehensive updates, this edition features a section exploring work-based learning, information on current legislation, and a new chapter on community and technical colleges.

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Reviews
“I am very impressed with the quality and depth of information provided. Thank you for producing a book that signifies the importance of CTE in our society today and for years to come.” — Cindy Miller, Eastern New Mexico University

“Overall the best CTE historical book on the market.” — Michael Kosloski, Old Dominion University
Table of Contents
1. Early Career and Technical Education in America
European Influence on Career and Technical Education / Apprenticeship in America / The Industrial Revolution / The Manual Training Movement / Phases of Technology Development / Redefining Career and Technical Education

2. Leaders Who Influenced Career and Technical Education Curriculum Development
Historical Role of Booker T. Washington / Views of Booker T. Washington and W. E. B. Du Bois / David Snedden and Charles Prosser / John Dewey / A Redefinition of Manual Training / Origin and Justifications of the Dual System / Differences in Educational Philosophies: John Dewey and Charles Prosser / Major Dennis Mobley's Philosophy of Career and Technical Education / Dale Parnell

3. Impact of Land-Grant Institutions on Career and Technical Education
First Morrill Act (Adopted July 2, 1862) / Second Morrill Act (Adopted August 30, 1890) / The Tribal Colleges / The Smith-Lever Agricultural Extension Act / 4-H Youth Development

4. Factors that Influenced Career and Technical Education Development
Impact of War Activities / Study Panels

5. Legislative History and the Changing Workforce
Pre-1917 Laws and Bills / Authors of Federal Legislation for Career and Technical Education / Major Vocational Legislation 1917–1984 / Reform and Vocational Education / Career and Technical Education: 1990s–21st Century

6. History and Trends in Community Colleges
Factors Leading to the First Junior Colleges / Early Years of the Junior College Movement / Factors Influencing Expansion of Community and Junior Colleges / American Association of Community Colleges: History and Early Leaders / Community Colleges Since 1980 / Challenges Facing Community Colleges

7. Participation of Women in Career and Technical Education
Historical Work Roles of Women Related to Career and Technical Education / Legislative Breakthroughs Affecting Women / Equity Status in Career and Technical Education / Selected Problems Associated with Sex Equity / Women in Apprenticeship and Nontraditional Occupations Act (WANTO) / Institute for Women in Trades, Technology, and Science (IWITTS) / Inspiring Girls Now in Technology Evolution (IGNITE) / Non-Traditional Employment for Women (NEW) / STEPS for Girls / Revisitation of Title IX: Gender Segregation in CTE at the High School Level / Gender and CTE: Opportunities for Growth / Women's Representation in STEM Occupations / Recruitment and Retention of Women and Girls in STEM / Implications for Career and Technical Education

8. Participation of Underrepresented Students in Career and Technical Education
Historical Relationship between Ethnic Groups and CTE / Participation of Special Education Students in Career and Technical Education / Characteristics of CTE Participants at the Secondary Level / Challenges for Career and Technical Educators

9. Career and Technical Education Instructional Programs and Teachers
Career and Technical Education at the Secondary Level / Areas of Study / Credentials and Work Experience of CTE Teachers at the Secondary Level / Selected Entities Influencing Growth in CTE Programs

10. Development of Career and Technical Education Student Organizations
Public Law 81-740 / Organizational Structure and Role of the CTSOs / Federally Recognized CTSOs

11. Connecting with the Next Generation
Selected Labor Market Characteristics of Older Workers / Perceptions of an Older Workforce / Participation Characteristics of the Aging Workforce / Influence of an Older Workforce on Career and Technical Education / Generations and the Workforce / Implications for Career and Technical Education Programs / Challenges for Career and Technical Educators

12. Globalization of Career and Technical Education
Global Awareness and Interdependence / Internationalizing the Curriculum / International Technical Vocational Education and Training: Strengths and Challenges among Selected Countries / Impact of Globalization on CTE in the 21st Century / Efficacy of Career and Technical Education on Global Competitiveness

13. Issues and Trends Impacting the Growth and Future of Career and Technical Education
The Changing Image of Career and Technical Education / The Shortage of Career and Technical Education Teachers / Diversity, Multicultural Education, and CTE / Closing the Achievement Gap / Closing the Skills Gap / Selected Learning Models for Career and Technical Education Students / Career Clusters: A Plan of Education for a Global Economy / Trends in Occupational Course Taking and Academic Orientation: 1982, 1992, and 2004 / Trends in CTE Course Taking in Public High Schools: 1990–2009

14. Career and Technical Education Agents of Growth
Common Core State Standards (CCSS) / College and Career Readiness / Programs of Study (POS) / Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) / Work-Based Learning (WBL)

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