Nontraditional Career Preparation: Root Causes & Strategies is a literature review organized into research theories, evidence, recommendations and strategies, and effective practice and resources based upon root causes. It is designed to be used by CTE professionals at secondary and postsecondary institutions.
The information is most effectively utilized when embedded in a program improvement process that involves self-study.
The information is available in
- Print form (PDF, with references). You will be asked to complete a brief survey about your intended use of document. The PDF will download after the survey is submitted. Thank you for your assistance!
- Chart form (condensed), and
- Web form (click on links below).
Access to and Participation in Math, Science and Technology
Career Information:Root Causes
Materials and Practices, including Assessment, Interest Inventories, and Marketing and Recruitment
Characteristics of an Occupation: Job Satisfaction/Career-Family Balance/Occupational Perception/Wage Potential
Self-Efficacy, Attribution, and Stereotype Threat
Societal Issues:Root Causes
Media (negative), Media (positive), Peers, Role Models/Mentoring, Collaboration