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Important Leadership Skills for Career and Technical Education Administrators

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Leaders influence the lives of many and impact the success of a wide variety of organizations. Career and Technical Education (CTE) Administrative Directors provide leadership in CTE school settings as they lead and manage personnel, facilities, curriculum, and student services. This study sought to determine the essential leadership skills that are important for success as a CTE Administrative Director. The findings indicated that there are a variety of leadership skills that are important for success as a CTE Administrative Director. The top three include self-responsibility and management, leadership and coaching, and written communication. As a result of these findings, CTE leadership programs could enhance leadership preparation and efforts to cultivate the development of leadership skills by CTE Administrative Directors.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: July 1, 2019

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  • (CTER) publishes refereed articles that examine research and research-related topics in vocational/career and technical education, career development, human resource development, career issues in the schools (Grades K-12), postsecondary education, adult and lifelong learning, and workforce education. The CTER Editorial Board is committed to publishing scholarly work that represents a variety of conceptual and methodological bases. Submission of manuscripts representing one of the following styles is encouraged: (a) empirically-based manuscripts that report results of original research, either quantitative or qualitative, (b) reviews or synthesis of empirical or theoretical literature, (c) essays derived from original historical or philosophical research, (d) reviews of recently published books, and (e) rejoinders to articles recently published in CTER. CTER will consider for publication papers initially presented at conferences, including those disseminated through conference proceedings.
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