Instructor and Leader Quality

Resources on topics such as professional learning, certification, externships and teacher and leader effectiveness

  • Research/ Report
April 2021

This resource discusses the mechanisms in Perkins V that support teacher recruitment and retention, an overview of how this appears in Perkins V state plans and examples of how states are tackling the challenge of recruiting and retaining qualified and diverse CTE instructors.

  • Guide/Tool
March 2020

This resource from Advance CTE and Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) aims to support state and local leaders as they work to develop or strengthen middle grades CTE policies, programs and practices.

  • Case Study
  • Snapshots
October 2019

This snapshot profiles how AWARE2 is helping learners develop real-world and technical skills in Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand.

  • Case Study
  • Snapshots
October 2019

This snapshot profiles how Win the Future aims to inform national policy in China and enhance the technical, professional and life skills of vocational students in Sichuan, Guangdong, Guizhou and Hebei Provinces, China.

  • Case Study
  • Snapshots
October 2019

This snapshot profiles Lend-A-Hand India's efforts to integrate vocational education in Maharashtra, India and develop a technology infrastructure to further scale vocational education to other states in India.

  • Policy
January 2019

In 2014, Ohio Governor John Kasich signed H.B. 487 into law, which required schools in Ohio to provide CTE courses in seventh and eighth grades by the 2015-16 school year. Since then, Ohio has drastically increased access to middle school CTE programs for students.

  • Policy
September 2018

The Community College Petrochemical Initiative in Texas, with funding from ExxonMobil, addresses workforce development in the Texas Gulf Coast. One piece of this initiative is community college faculty externships with industry employees.

  • Research/ Report
September 2018

This report from MDRC examines the reasons for the revival of CTE, policies that have fostered the growth of CTE, and the major types of CTE programs.