The Lived Experiences of Veteran Career and Technical Education Teachers at a Specialized Career High School Regarding Student Career Readiness

Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Education (Ed.D)


Educational Administration

Date of Award

Fall 2020


The purpose of this qualitative study is to investigate the perceptions of veteran Career and Technical Education (CTE) teachers in a specialized career school model utilizing narrative inquiry. Specifically, the study will focus on veteran teachers and their lived experiences in the specialized school, exploring their perceptions regarding the new school model as a catalyst for student career readiness. The goal of this study will be to provide a textural description of teacher perceptions, identifying themes and commonalities to identify how an innovative school model promotes student achievement in career readiness.The researcher will utilize a narrative inquiry with an interview protocol, using open-ended questions in a semi-structured interview. New state accountability standards include a career readiness component, and the findings of the study will be used to identify commonalities in the data. This action research study is in alignment with the district’s strategic plan, which seeks teacher input regarding the implementation of curriculum.


Ray Thompson

Subject Categories

Education | Educational Administration and Supervision