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dc.contributor.advisorKamiar Kouzekanani
dc.contributor.authorSimonson, Elizabeth E
dc.date.accessioned2013-03-03T20:10:29Z
dc.date.available2013-03-03T20:10:29Z
dc.date.issued2013-03-03
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1969.6/418
dc.description"A dissertation submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership."en_US
dc.description.abstractThe study was conducted to document the role of vocational training programs in Early College High Schools (ECHS) and to identify the barriers which may hinder the implementation of robust vocational training programs in ECHS. The study was descriptive in nature, employing a mixed methods model. Specifically, the Exploratory Sequential Design: Instrument Development Variant was used. The researcher had hypothesized that in the context of ECHS, specific roles for vocational training programs as well as barriers which may hinder the implementation of such programs existed. On the basis of qualitative results, which were derived from a 3-round Delphi study, it is concluded that the hypothesis is tenable, as eight roles and fifteen barriers were identified. On the basis of quantitative results, it is concluded that the practitioners involved in ECHS tend to agree with the roles and barriers. Theoretical and practical implications were discussed.en_US
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dc.subjectBarriersen_US
dc.subjectCareer and Technicalen_US
dc.subjectEarly College High Schoolen_US
dc.subjectRolesen_US
dc.subjectVocationalen_US
dc.subjectWorkforceen_US
dc.titleThe role of vocational technical training in Texas Early College High Schools: a Delphi studyen_US
dc.typeTexten_US
thesis.degree.disciplineEducational Leadershipen_US
thesis.degree.grantorTexas A & M University--Corpus Christien_US
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Educationen_US
dc.description.departmentEducational Leadership, Curriculum & Instructionen_US
dc.description.collegeCollege of Education and Human Developmenten_US
dc.type.genreDissertationen_US


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