Techniques

This magazine has news on legislative affecting career and technical education, features on issues and program, profiles of educators and notices of new products.

Articles from Vol. 74, No. 2, February

ACTE Approved as New Name for AVA
In an effort to mold its image around the portrait of modern workforce education, the American Vocational Association has changed its name to the Association for Career and Technical Education. On Dec. 13, the Assembly of Delegates at the association's...
ACTE Approved as New Name for AVA
In an effort to mold its image around the portrait of modern workforce education, the American Vocational Association has changed its name to the Association for Career and Technical Education. On Dec. 13, the Assembly of Delegates at the association's...
ACTE Board of Directors Election
Members of the Association for Career and Technical Education will choose a new president-elect, vice presidents for the Marketing Education, Technical Education, Technology Education and Trade and Industrial Education Divisions, and a president-elect...
Answering to Perkins
Under the new Perkins legislation, states have more flexibility to administer their career and technical education programs and a greater percentage of funds for local programs. In return, Congress wants to see results. As states sort out the requirements,...
Applied Learning Resources
Applied and contextual learning has a lot to offer any educator, but where and how to learn more? Luckily there are many helpful resources out there--from books on teaching methods to videos on actual lessons plans. Here's a look at a variety of those,...
A Twist on the Basics
English, math and science have long been the sacred cows of academics. But there's always room for interpreting their delivery. Add some lively, hands-on lesson plans and you've got the latest in applied teaching. Try a couple of these ideas in your...
A Twist on the Basics
ENGLISH, MATH AND SCIENCE HAVE LONG BEEN THE SACRED COWS OF ACADEMICS. BUT THERE'S ALWAYS ROOM FOR INTERPRETING THEIR DELIVERY. ADD SOME LIVELY, HANDS-ON LESSON PLANS AND YOU'VE GOT THE LATEST IN APPLIED TEACHING. TRY A COUPLE OF THESE IDEAS IN YOUR...
A Workplace in Transition
This is an exciting time of change and transition. Evolving technology and a sophisticated global economy affords us opportunities and many challenges. At the same time, we are rapidly aging. The most forward-thinking companies know that success...
A Workplace in Transition
This is an exciting time of change and transition. Evolving technology and a sophisticated global economy affords us opportunities and many challenges. At the same time, we are rapidly aging. The most forward-thinking companies know that success depends...
Beating the Odds
Youth offenders who tangle with the nation's court system often travel a downward spiral. But two Washington, D.C., lawyers have created a school with a vision of work- and school-based learning to get these teenagers back on their feet. He'll acknowledge...
Beating the Odds
YOUTH OFFENDERS WHO TANGLE WITH THE NATION'S COURT SYSTEM OFTEN TRAVEL A DOWNWARD SPIRAL. BUT TWO WASHINGTON, D. C., LAWYERS HAVE CREATED A SCHOOL WITH A VISION OF WORK- AND SCHOOL-BASED LEARNING TO GET THESE TEENAGERS BACK ON THEIR FEET. He'll acknowledge...
Contextual Learning for the Office
Applying the principles of Newtonian mechanics (which deals with the motion of objects and how that motion changes given time and environment), how long would it take a member of the Techniques staff to walk five blocks to a deli, order and pay for all...
Educators Honored in New Orleans
AVA/Compaq Vocational Teacher of the Year Betty Phillips, a family and consumer sciences teacher at Sullivan High School in Sullivan, Ind., was named the 1999 Vocational Teacher of the Year by the American Vocational Association and Compaq Computer Corp....
Influx of Two-Year Degrees
Managed-care contracts between healthcare facilities and health insurance companies and recent federal legislation have dramatically changed the employment practices of the health care industry. The trend toward hiring a large number of nursing and...
Interview with Beverly Daniel Tatum
Beverly Daniel Tatum, a clinical psychologist and a dean at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Mass., has lectured, led workshops and written extensively about racial identity development in teens and its impact in the classroom. She teaches an...
Interview with Beverly Daniel Tatum
Bevery Daniel Tatum, a clinical psychologist and a dean at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Mass., has lectured, led workshops and written extensively about racial identity development in teens and its impact in the classroom. She teaches an undergraduate...
Jobs with Flavor
From executive chefs to food stylists to restaurant critics, jobs in the the culinary arts field are growing at a steady clip. But it takes much more than sharp technical skills to make it in this fast-paced environment, industry experts say. Or as...
Letters
Pass it On I was given Techniques by another administrator. The article [about cosmetology-related careers] was very interesting ("A Cut Above the Stereotypes," January 1998). I'd like to see more. The illustrations need to be more aware of sanitation...
Letters
Pass it On I was given Techniques by another administrator. The article [about cosmetology-related careers] was very interesting ("A Cut Above the Stereotypes," January 1998). I'd like to see more. The illustrations need to be more aware of sanitation...
Making It Fly
Contextual learning and applied academics may be the answer to reaching all students and helping them excel in school and in their careers. This expert says career and technical educators already hold the key to making this exemplary practice take...
Making It Fly
Contextual learning and applied academics may be the answer to reaching all students and helping them excel in school and in their careers. This expert says career and technical educators already hold the key to making this exemplary practice take off....
NET Gain
Career resources on the Internet are spreading like wildfire. With links to self-assessment tests, job information, skill standards and potential employers, this topic is particularly suited for the Web. The sites below are especially good at sorting...
NET Gain
Career resources on the Internet are spreading like wildfire. With links to selfassessment tests, job information, skill standards and potential employers, this topic is particularly suited for the Web. The sites below are especially good at sorting...
Out with the Old?
The teaching profession isn't the only one falling victim to the bottom line. But how do veteran teachers know if they're being pushed out for younger (and cheaper) colleagues? Here are some signs to look for. Last spring a teacher in distress wrote...
Professional Post
Real-life science--Toshiba and the National Science Teachers Association are sponsoring the ExploraVision Awards program, a K-12 student science competition. The program encourages students to study science and technology by exploring visions of the...
Professional Post
REAL-LIFE SCIENCE-Toshiba and the National Science Teachers Association are sponsoring the ExploraVision Awards program, a K-12 student science competition. The program encourages students to study science and technology by exploring visions of the future...
Ready for Y2K
With the fast approach of the new century, it is wise to look back on what has been accomplished in all aspects of education, including agricultural education. Significant changes within the last decade have prepared agricultural education to meet...
Ready for Y2K
With the fast approach of the new century, it is wise to look back on what has been accomplished in all aspects of education, including agricultural education. Significant changes within the last decade have prepared agricultural education to meet future...
State Update
State Update highlights the activities of members and other organizations at the state and regional level. Readers are encouraged to send submissions to: Techniques, 1410 King St., Alexandria, VA 22314, fax (703) 683-7424, or e-mail jcahill@avaonline.org....
Tackling the TIMSS
EVER SINCE THE THIRD INTERNATIONAL MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE STUDY BEGAN YIELDING RESULTS, EDUCATORS HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR WAYS TO IMPROVE U.S. TEST SCORES. COULD APPLIED LEARNING TECHNIQUES BE PART OF THE ANSWER? U.S. students are sliding down a slippery...
Tackling the TIMSS.(Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS)
Ever since the Third International Mathematics and Science Study began yielding results, educators have been looking for ways to imptove U.S. test scores. Could applied learning techniques be part of the answer? U.S. students are sliding down a...
The Classics in Context
"It took 20 years for the question, `Why do I have to learn this?' to get through to me. And then I decided it was time to get the answer." This was Patty Arnall's introduction to applied academics. Arnall, an English teacher at Christian County...
Time to Focus on Funding
The 106th Congress is now underway with many complicated political and constitutional issues to tackle and the eyes of the world watching more closely than ever. While differences of opinion abound regarding the impeachment proceedings, it is clear...
Welcome, ACTE
The American Vocational Association became the Association for Career and Technical Education on Laura Ward Dec. 13, 1998, at the Assembly of Delegates in New Orleans. More than 80 percent of the delegates voted for the name change. The entire process...
Welcome, ACTE
The American Vocational Association became the Association for Career and Technica Education on Dec. 13, 1998 at the Assembly of Delegates in New Orleans. More than 80 percent of the delegates voted for the name change. The entire process began in early...
What's New
Power Tool Safety The Power Tool Institute offers a series of safety-related resource guides, including a comic book, The Adventures of Goggleman, and other reference books such as Power Tool Accidents--They Can Be Prevented and A Teacher's Reference...
When Science Gets Racy
Students who enroll in Bryan Yager's industrial technology program next year are in for a treat. At first the eighth-graders probably won't be fired up about the Applied Academics course they'll have to take--until they learn their math and science...