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. 1, January

10 Hot Jobs
ALTHOUGH THERE ARE DEFINITELY MORE THAN 10 HOT JOBS OUT THERE, LET THESE SERVE AS CAREER-INSPIRING MORSELS FOR YOUR STUDENTS. THESE JOB PROFILES ARE EXCERPTS FROM "HIGH-SKILL, HIGH-WAGE JOBS," A NEW BOOK FROM THE AMERICAN VOCATIONAL ASSOCIATION. ...
All the Right Answers
YOU'VE WORKED TIRELESSLY TO EARN YOUR TEACHING CERTIFICATE. NOW IT'S TIME TO LAND THAT FIRST JOB. BEFORE YOU VENTURE OUT IN YOUR BEST SUIT, MAKE SURE YOUR INTERVIEWING TECHNIQUES ARE AS IMPRESSIVE AS YOUR QUALIFICATIONS. "Managing a smile can be...
Annual Report of the American Vocational Association
Fiscal Year 1998 Building Our Membership As of the end of fiscal 98, there was an increase of 4.7 percent in membership over the previous year. This is due to 10 consecutive months of membership growth and increases in every AVA Region, 10 AVA Divisions...
ANNUAL REPORT of the American Vocational Association
Fiscal Year 1998 Building Our Membership As of the end of fiscal 98, there was an increase of 4.7 percent in membership over the previous year. This is due to 1 0 consecutive months of membership growth and increases in every AVA Region, 10 AVA...
AVA and Perkins
As I was reviewing and updating the history of federal vocational education legislation during our preparation of the Official Guide to the Perkins Act of 1998, I was struck by the pivotal role played by AVA in every evolutionary phase of the legislation....
Beyond Perkins
With the 106th Congress just around the corner and our Perkins reauthorization finally complete, we have a great opportunity to look beyond the Perkins Act and assess what we need to achieve in other pieces of federal legislation. The elections...
Division Report: Marketing Education
IN THIS REPORT Robert Fritz of the Marketing Education Division research committee explores the importance of quality in marketing education. Marcella Norword, field editor of this Division Report, is a professor in the College of Technology...
Division Report: New & Related Services
IN THIS REPORT The Work Keys system is a common element among the 12 sections of the New & Related Services Division. This report focuses on the benefits of Work Keys, which helps employers worldwide identify the skills employees need to be...
Employing Parents
You need more than a nice chat at back-to-school night to get parents involved in students' career exploration activities. As a teacher or career counselor, you need job data, brochures and organized events--but most of all, you need a game plan. ...
Environmentally Correct
Not only do vocational educators need to keep their students safe from lab and workplace accidents, they also must comply with federal and state environmental regulations for disposing hazardous waste materials and maintaining air quality. Vocational...
Executive Directions
AVA and Perkins As I was reviewing and updating the history of federal vocational education legislation during our preparation of Bret Lovejoy the Official Executive Director Guide to the Perkins Act of 1998, I was struck by the pivotal role played...
Great Explorations
ACROSS THE COUNTRY, K-12 STUDENTS ARE LEARNING MORE ABOUT THEMSELVES, THE WORKING WORLD AND THEIR FUTURE EMPLOYMENT OPTIONS. IT'S AN EDUCATION MANY ADULTS AND YOUNG PEOPLE ALIKE FEEL IS VITAL TO CAREER AND LIFE SUCCESS IN THE 21ST CENTURY. In Dorchester...
Headlines
Educator Stock Options A private company hoping to make a profit from running public schools recently announced it will provide stock options for teachers. The Edison Project, a New York-based company operating 51 schools nationwide, promised...
In Washington
Voc Ed Gets $7.1 Million Increase for Fiscal 1999 President Clinton and Congress approved a fiscal 1999 funding bill that will allot an extra $3.1 million for vocational education basic state grants and $3 million more for tech prep. In addition,...
Keeping Up
STW Gender Divide School-to-work programs so far have done little to help girls explore nontraditional careers, a report says. The American Association of University Women, examining school-to-work for the first time in its annual report on educational...
Laughter and Lesson Plans
TEACHERS DON'T HAVE TO WEAR STOVEPIPE HATS OR SILLY TIES TO BRING HUMOR INTO THEIR CLASSROOMS--ALTHOUGH IT DOESN'T HURT. BUT IF THAT'S NOT YOUR STYLE, THERE ARE SOME OTHER WAYS TO MAKE THE CLASSROOM A FUN--AND EFFECTIVE-LEARNING ENVIRONMENT. I'd always...
Letters
Taking Issue with a Salary Survey I have a question concerning the report reprinted from Forbes magazine ("Headlines," October 1998). Do these "average" teacher salary figures include administrators' salaries? Do they include higher education salaries?...
Letters
Taking Issue with a Salary Survey I have a question concerning the report reprinted from Forbes magazine ("Headlines," October 1998). Do these "average" teacher salary figures include administrators' salaries? Do they incude higher education salaries?...
More Than a Job
Darlene Lewis wanted more out of life, including a rewarding and promising career. Like thousands of adults seeking a job change, Lewis's best resource was the career exploration program at a local technical center where she got the tools she needed...
NET Gain
The Internet offers a vast collection of journals, newspapers, briefs and digests to help vocational and technical educators keep abreast of their field. But knowing where to find them can be difficult, so this issue offers an applicable sample of...
NET Gain
The Internet offers a vast collection of journals, newspapers, briefs and digests to help vocational and technical educators keep abreast of their field. But knowing where to find them can be difficult, so this issue offers an applicable sample of useful...
Plugged In
Set Your Sites Here www.highwired.net Any teacher who wants to start an online student newspaper but is derailed by budget problems or technophobia should visit this site. Sponsored by Highwired.Net, an online education company, this site offers...
Professional Post
TOYOTA TAPS SCIENCE TEACHERS--Toyota Motor Sales is sponsoring the Toyota TAPESTRY program, which awards 50 grants of up to $10,000 for K12 science projects implemented throughout a school year. Individual science teachers or teams of up to five teachers...
Professional Post
TOYOTA TAPS SCIENCE TEACHERS-Toyota Motor Sales is sponsoring the Toyota TAPESTRY program, which awards 50 grants of up to $10,000 for K12 science projects implemented throughout a school year. Individual science teachers or teams of up to five teachers...
Reminders in the Windy City
In November, Editor-in-Chief Ann Dykman and Editor Marlene Lozada were sitting in a crowded ballroom at Chicago's Drake Hotel occasionally chuckling at an energetic gentleman who was ranting and raving about "service journalism." "How does that serve...
Spotlight on Regions
Mark your calendars now for these upcoming regional meetings: Region I--"Meeting the Workforce Challenges of the New Millennium" is the theme for AVA's Region I conference August 4-6. The conference, hosted by the West Virginia Vocational Association,...
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-mall jcahill@avaonline.org....
Staying on the Safe Side
EACH YEAR NEARLY 200,000 ADOLESCENTS SUFFER WORK-RELATED INJURIES. OF THOSE, NEARLY 70,000 REQUIRE TREATMENT IN HOSPITAL EMERGENCY ROOMS, ACCORDING TO THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH. HOW CAN VOCATIONAL EDUCATORS KEEP THEIR...
Staying on the Safe Side
EACH YEAR NEARLY 200,000 ADOLESCENTS SUFFER WORK-RELATED INJURIES. OF THOSE, NEARLY 70,000 REQUIRE TREATMENT IN HOSPITAL EMERGENCY ROOMS, ACCORDING TO THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH. HOW CAN VOCATIONAL EDUCATORS KEEP THEIR...
Taking Voc Ed to the Polls
In last November's 36 gubernatorial races, 22 incumbents and 14 newcomers were elected--24 Republicans, 11 Democrats and one Reformist (who is a former professional wrestler). Amid the negative campaigning was another election-time staple--education...
The Business Word
FROM THE AMERICAN BUSINESS AND EDUCATION PARTNERSHIP Workforce Reality There is one incontrovertible reality we must face when we deal with work, the workplace and the workforce: change--rapid, irreversible, inevitable change. As educators...
The New Perkins ... Finally
FOR MANY VOCATIONAL EDUCATION PROFESSIONALS THE ROAD TO THE NEW PERKINS ACT HAS BEEN LONG AND TIRESOME. BUT AFTER FOUR YEARS OF LEGISLATIVE UPS AND DOWNS, THE CONSENSUS IS IT WAS WORTH THE WAIT. A new chapter in the history of vocational education...
The New Perkins.Finally
FOR MANY VOCATIONAL EDUCATION PROFESSIONALS THE ROAD TO THE NEW PERKINS ACT HAS BEEN LONG AND TIRESOME. BUT AFTER FOUR YEARS OF LEGISLATIVE UPS AND DOWNS, THE CONSENSUS IS IT WAS WORTH THE WAIT. A new chapter in the history of vocational education began...
The Work Keys Workforce
IN THIS REPORT The Work Keys system is a common element among the 12 sections of the New & Related Services Division. This report focuses on the benefits of Work Keys, which helps employers worldwide identify the skills employees need to be successful....
The Year in Review
The education world saw some of its best and worst moments in 1998--students across the country became part of history when they communicated from Earth with then-Sen. John Glenn, who became the oldest human in space, and four children and a teacher...
The Year in Review
The education world saw some of its best and worst moments in 1998-students across the country became part of history when they communicated from Earth with then-Sen. John Glenn, who became the oldest human in space, and four children and a teacher died...
Tools for Exploring Careers
THE RIGHT CAREER EXPLORATION SOFTWARE PACKAGE, CLASSROOM ACTIVITY OR INFORMATIONAL BROCHURE CAN MAKE ALL THE DIFFERENCE TO STUDENTS' HIGH SCHOOL, POSTSECONDARY OR CAREER PLANS. HERE'S A SAMPLING OF CAREER EXPLORATION PRODUCTS, BUT KEEP IN MIND TECHNIQUES...
Tools for Exploring Careers
THE RIGHT CAREER EXPLORATION SOFTWARE PACKAGE, CLASSROOM ACTIVITY OR INFORMATIONAL BROCHURE CAN MAKE ALL THE DIFFERENCE TO STUDENTS HIGH SCHOOL, POSTSECONDARY OR CAREER PLANS. HERE'S A SAMPLING OF CAREER EXPLORATION PRODUCTS, BUT KEEP IN MIND TECHNIQUES...
What's New
MULTIMEDIA Coal Today Did you know that most of the electricity produced and consumed in this country today comes from coal? The story of coal is told in "Coal Today," an educational video sponsored by the American Coal Foundation. The video...
When Art Imitates Voc Ed
"Everyone needs to realize that many beliefs, assumptions, attitudes and values are culturally constructed and not divinely ordained." Vocational education has dealt with its share of bad images. These perceptions are generated not necessarily by...
Workforce Reality
There is one incontrovertible reality we must face when we deal with work, the workplace and the workforce: change-- rapid, irreversible, inevitable change. As educators and as employers, we must quickly respond to the nature and the reality of change...