Title

Factors Influencing High School Students' Career and Technical Education Enrollment Patterns

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-1-2019

Publication Title

Career and Technical Education Research

Volume

44

Issue

3

First page number:

53

Last page number:

70

Abstract

Career and technical education (CTE) has gone through major transformations in the United States with important benefits for all students seeking postsecondary and career success. Research analyzing students' CTE enrollment patterns is important to understand which students are taking CTE courses and why in order to inform future research and practice. Using the High School Longitudinal Study of 2009 (HSLS:2009), this study investigated CTE enrollment patterns using Aliaga, Kotamraju, and Stone's (2014) typology and literature-based individual and social factors. Results from descriptive and multinomial logistic regression indicated that the majority of students were enrolling in some level of CTE credits and that individual and social factors were influential but varied by specific enrollment patterns.

Keywords

Career and Technical Education; Enrollment Patterns; Individual and Social Factors

Disciplines

Education | Teacher Education and Professional Development

Language

English

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