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Nontraditional by Gender-Career and Technical Education Program Study: Analysis of Student Participation

Citation

Chernus, K. R., Bugarin, R., Bhandari, R., & Klein, S. (2004). Nontraditional by Gender-Career and Technical Education Program Study: Analysis of Student Participation. Berkeley, CA: Institute for the Study of Family, Work, and Community.

Abstract

This report offers recommendations to assist states in increasing student enrollment, retention, and completion in career and technical education (CTE) programs that are nontraditional for their gender. The report opens with a review of the literature to identify promising programs that state and local education agencies are using to promote secondary student participation in programs nontraditional for their gender. To gain perspective on issues faced by local educators, researchers also developed and analyzed a survey of Massachusetts administrators and teachers to assess obstacles to student participation in and completion of nontraditional programs. The report concludes with an analysis of Massachusetts enrollment data and performance outcomes on Perkins measures across various years, by school and program characteristics