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. 76, No. 7, October

A Time for Exploration
In middle school career and technical education programs, the name of the game is "exploration." Middle school education is awash with contradictions--and nowhere is that more true than in career and technical education. It's too early for kids...
A Time of Exploration
In middle school career and technical education programs, the name of the game is "exploration." Middle school education is awash with contradictions-- and nowhere is that more true than in career and technical education. It's too early for kids to begin...
Beginning the Journey
I am honored and excited to become a part of the ACTE family. The mission and goals of this association have long been a focus and passion of mine. My vision of becoming an integral partner in shaping the workforce of tomorrow is on the road to reality....
Board Report July 2001
The ACTE Board of Directors met July 19-21 in New Orleans, Louisiana, site of the 2001 ACTE convention. The newly elected members of the ACTE Board who assumed their offices on July 1 as the "Class of 2004" were sworn in by ACTE's president, Dianne...
Board Report July 2001
The ACTE Board of Directors met July 19-21 in New Orleans, Louisiana, site of the 2001 ACTE convention. The newly elected members of the ACTE Board who assumed their offices on July 1 as the "Class of 2004" were sworn in by ACTE's president, Dianne Mondry....
Capitol View
Still no Compromise on H.R. As the lazy, hazy days of summer drew to a close, staff representing the congressional conferees on H.R. 1 could be found indoors, hard at work developing a compromise bill reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education...
Critical Careers
A new book looks at career opportunities in the field of medical equipment service. When most people walk through a hospital, the beeps, alarms and other noises they hear just intensify the already uncomfortable feeling that they have from just...
DIVISION REPORT Business Education Division
Know Your VP Dianna Carpenter has been a member of ACTE for a number of years and was elected to a three-year term as vice president of the Business Education Division in 2000. Teaching was her goal from very early in her life--though the choice...
Editor's Note
Guidance counselors play an important role in helping students set the course for success; however, that role is not always fully understood or appreciated, and their talents and knowledge are sometimes not effectively utilized. This month's feature...
Editor's Note
Guidance counselors play an important role in helping students set the course for success; however, that role is not always fully understood or appreciated, and their talents and knowledge are sometimes not effectively utilized. This month's feature...
ExploraVision Award Winners
The winners of the Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision Awards competition are recognized for using scientific inquiry and creativity to envision ideas for improving lives with science and technology. The students work in teams of two, three or four, with a...
Guidance Counselors Engage Business Partners in Career Development
Business leaders across the country are emerging as valued partners to guidance counselors who are focused on student career development. Today, the teamwork of parents, business and community citizens working with students and educators is widely...
Help Wanted
Even the most talented guidance counselor cannot choose a career path for a student. At best, a counselor can only help facilitate a person's career exploration. Luckily, there are many resources available to help send a searching student in the best...
HIGH SCHOOL CAREER TECH at the Crossroads
From July 8, 1998 through June 30, 1999, Richard L. Lynch was on assignment to the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Vocational and Adult Education. The result of that yearlong assignment is a paper now available through the Educational Resources...
Inside ACTE
Editorial and Publications Committee Judith R. Kreutzer, Fairmont, TX, Chair Marilyn R, Jenkins, Prescott, AZ, Administration Division; Barbara L. Nicol, Marysville, OH, Adult Workforce Development; Bill Camp, Denver, WY, Agriculture Education Division;...
Interview with Congressman John E Peterson
John Peterson was first elected to serve as congressman from Pennsylvania's Fifth Congressional District in 1996. He had previously served in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and was a member of the Pennsylvania Senate for 12 years. During his...
Interview with Congressman John E. Peterson
John Peterson was first elected to serve as congressman from Pennsylvania's Fifth Congressional District in 1996. He had previously served in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and was a member of the Pennsylvania Senate for 12 years. During...
In the News
A quick glance at recent headlines -- and where you can find the complete story California Will Try to Lure Mich. Teachers "The Golden State wants to lure away metro Detroit's best teachers with easy out-of-state credentialing, great weather...
Navigating Streams of Paper
Counselors can easily find themselves drowning in a flood of paperwork. This counselor uses some lifesaving organizational tools that have saved her from being swamped by the numerous notes, forms and other papers that she must navigate through each...
New Study Finds School Segregation on the Rise
The Civil Rights Project at Harvard recently released the results of a new study showing that school segregation grew throughout the 1990s. The study, "Schools More Separate: Consequences of a Decade of Resegregation," by Professor of Education and...
New Study Finds School Segregation on the Rise
Front and Center The Civil Rights Project at Harvard recently released the results of a new study showing that school segregation grew throughout the 1990s. The study, "Schools More Separate: Consequences of a Decade of Resegregation," by Professor of...
Oklahoma Solar Car Team Races in Japan
This summer, a team of high school students from Francis Tuttle's Project HOPE traveled to Japan from Oklahoma to race their solar car, Mirage, against more than 100 other solar cars in the World Solar Rallye. Only 59 cars even made it through the...
Oklahoma Solar Car Team Races in Japan
This summer, a team of high school students from Francis Tuttle's Project HOPE traveled to Japan from Oklahoma to race their solar car, Mirage, against more than 100 other solar cars in the World Solar Rallye. Only 59 cars even made it through the "scrutineering"...
REGION REPORT Region IV
Know Your VP Francie Soliday Russell is in the third year of her term as Region IV vice president. During her tenure on the ACTE Board, she has served as chairman for the Professional Development and Marketing Committee and is currently a member...
Setting the Course
Guidance counselors can provide many benefits for school systems that understand their role. As more than just career counselors, they can help students acquire academic, social and life skills. And it is not only students and schools that reap the...
Somebody Is Watching
It's not Big Brother--but some kids might soon be complaining about Prying Parent. A new computer program introduced in the state of Washington will allow parents to check the Internet to see if their kids skipped class, handed in their homework assignments...
Still No Compromise on H.R. 1
CAPITOL VIEW As the lazy, hazy days of summer drew to a close, staff representing the congressional conferees on H.R. 1 could be found indoors, hard at work developing a compromise bill reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)....
Teacher's Toolbox
Teacher's Toolbox is designed to provide teachers with useful information, including helpful hints and links to beneficial Web sites. Scholarships and Grants from Target Target not only offers scholarships to students through their "All-Around...
The Human Side of Teaching: Effective Listening
Teachers and administrators are so busy today that this important concept can sometimes be overlooked. Whether you are engaged in teaching, counseling students, or working with store managers or supervisors in companies, a most important people...
The Human Side of Teaching: Effective Listening
Teachers and administrators are so busy today that this important concept can sometimes be overlooked. Whether you are engaged in teaching, counseling students, or working with store managers or supervisors in companies, a most important people skill...