Posts Tagged ‘Career technical education’
October 28th, 2011
By: Rick Erlerheim, Director, Career Technical Education, Fresno USD; Dr. Steve Price, Educational Resource Consultants; and Scott Griffith, Principal, HMC Architects, Central Valley
Formal education has a long history of creating separation, even isolation, for students with specialized interests. This tradition is pervasive in the ways that schools are organized and operated.
Correspondingly, specialized programs in vocational arts and fine arts are isolated on campuses because they are considered to be supplemental to the core academic subjects. This separation, particularly of vocational arts classes, is an acknowledgment of the traditional separation between the academic tracks and applied arts tracks in comprehensive high schools.
Buchanan High School’s Performing Arts Center is one of several projects at Clovis USD that received Career Technical Education (CTE) Grants.