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The Career-and-Tech Pathway to Literacy

By Sean Cavanagh — November 16, 2009 1 min read

Can vocational education be revamped to boost literacy among struggling readers? The Association for Career and Technical Education believes that it can, and the organization highlights state efforts in Florida, Kentucky, and Maine as examples.

The programs serve students of different ages, but all of them attempt to build literacy skills within the context of hands-on classroom activities and job-related skills. One example cited in the association‘s issue brief is Florida’s effort to combine remedial reading lessons with different types of academic content and workforce training. In the case of one high school, that means blending reading lessons within digital design.

Have a look. Could these approaches help struggling readers in your district?

A version of this news article first appeared in the Curriculum Matters blog.