Perspectives of Career and Technical Education Teachers During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Conference: The European Conference on Education (ECE2022)
Title: Perspectives of Career and Technical Education Teachers During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Stream: Adult, Lifelong & Distance Learning
Presentation Type: Live-Stream Presentation
Mary Jo Self, Oklahoma State University, United States
Carol Billings, University of Idaho, United States
John Cannon, University of Idaho, United States
Mari Borr, North Dakota State University, United States
Allen Kitchel, University of Idaho, United States
Jeremy Jeffery, Bloomsburg University, United States
Michelle Bartlett, North Carolina State University, United States


The COVID-19 pandemic impacted educational institutions at both the K-12 and post-secondary levels, with many schools closed from mid-March through the end of the 2020 school year, utilizing online instruction. Career and Technical Education (CTE) teachers were tasked with creative engaging learning activities online for curricula which is taught in a hands-on contextual learning environment. This paper will present preliminary results from research conducted by a collaborative group of nine researchers from across the United States with collectively over 200 years of career and technical education experience. 3,267 participants representing all 50 states responded to the 37-item survey. Participants ranked their challenges as instructors. Understanding how CTE teachers and instructors responded to this call, and the challenges they encountered, is important to efforts to improve practice in the future and to be in a better position should another crisis occur that forces learning to be delivered in alternative formats from that of the traditional face-to-face classroom.

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