The Historical and Modern Practice of Career and Technical Education


Viktor Wang – Associate Professor/CTE Coordinator, Department of Educational Leadership and Technology, California State University, San Bernardino, USA
Geraldine Torrisi-Steele – Griffith University, Queensland, Australia

Series: Education in a Competitive and Globalizing World; Advancements in Learning and Instruction
BISAC: EDU056000

A lot is hinging on Career and Technical Education (CTE). CTE, sometimes called by other names including vocational education, technical education, or vocational education and training, has always been important but never as important as it is now.

The heritage of CTE is in the need for society to pass on knowledge of how to undertake routine work. But work in the 21st century is anything but routine.

Guiding CTE to the future is a difficult task because the landscapes is shifting and CTE is at a crossroads. The discussions in this book are selected with the intent to contribute to understanding the nature of CTE practices as part of the foundation for moving forward.

Table of Contents


 Authors’ Biographical Sketches

Chapter 1. Future of Career and Technical Education

Chapter 2. Origins of Career and Technical Education

Chapter 3. Milestones in Career and Technical Education Philosophies and Funding

Chapter 4. Programs in Career and Technical Education

Chapter 5. Leadership in CTE and Community Colleges

Chapter 6. Overviews in Program Development

Chapter 7. Concepts in Curriculum Design for CTE

Chapter 8. The Russian, the Sloyd, and the Arts and Crafts Movement Training System

Chapter 9. Practicing Andragogy in Teaching English as a Foreign Language in China

Chapter 10. Training in China

Chapter 11. Philosophy, Theory, and Practices in Career and Technical Education in China and the U.S.

Chapter 12. Organizational Training, Learning and Development, and Career and Technical Education

Chapter 13. Transformative Learning and Technology in Career and Technical Education

Chapter 14. Historical Perspectives on E-learning and Distance Education in CTE

Chapter 15. AI and Technology in CTE

Chapter 16. Work Ethics in CTE


Author’s ORCID iD

Viktor Wang: 0000-0001-9557-0054
Geraldine Torrisi-Steele: 0000-0002-6045-4114

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