Techniques

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Articles from Vol. 72, No. 3, March

A Chartered Flight
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN BUSINESS LEADERS TRY TO MANUFACTURE AN EDUCATION? MICHIGAN'S LIVINGSTON TECHNICAL ACADEMY SHOWS THE PROMISE--AND THE PITFALLS--OF USING A CHARTER TO TEACH FOR CAREERS. Students in Mary Grimm's American Literature class at Livingston...
A Constructive Education
Sponsored by the Fannie Mae Foundation, William H. Turner Technical Arts High School is a $60 million, state-of-the-art facility nestled among the inner-city neighborhoods of Miami, Florida. The Academy of Residential Construction, one of seven academies...
A Proprietary View of Standards
Training people for careers is a worthy and increasingly important part of the education continuum. Only 5 million of the 26 million new jobs the U.S. Department of Labor expects to be created by 2005 will require a four-year college education. Few...
Education Comes out a Winner in Clinton's Budget
But Congress Is Our Best Hope for Vo-Tech Increases In his State of the Union address and in his fiscal year 1998 budget submitted two days later, President Clinton made it clear that he wants more money for education. With election results and exit...
Hiring Trends
To be successful in the working world, said surveyed employers, graduates need a basic understanding of what is expected of them: * A strong work ethic and realization that there are no excuses for missing deadlines. * Ability to acclimate to...
Hiring Trends
JOB PROSPECTS FOR COLLEGE GRADUATES ARE BETTER-ESPECIALLY FOR THOSE WITH WORK EXPERIENCE In an era marked by downsizing and global competition, it's logical to picture a stiff job market and lower starting wages. But with the national unemployment rate...
Hometown Values
Techniques salutes the American Vocational Association's top three national award winners for 1997 One of the units Mary Hairald teaches in her Mississippi cooperative education courses at Nettleton High School is social and business etiquette. But...
Letters
Right on Target ...I was very interested in the articles in the January 1997 issue of Techniques... They all seem to be right on target with the issues we are currently faced with at the schoolhouse level. -Karen Isenberg Industry-Education Coordinator...
NET Gain
Last year's November/December "NET Gain" asked readers to send information about K-12 Vocational Sites on the World Wide Web. The response to that column and a subsequent "Call for Sites" on the VOCNET discussion list resulted in a small but impressive...
Opening Career Options for All Students
Looking for some direction on career guidance programs? Here are four national models with some useful ideas. IN THIS REPORT Four programs in Texas have been recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the National Center for Research in Vocational...
Professional Post
TEACHERS ABROAD-The Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations in Stuttgart, Germany, is taking applications for its "Seminars for North American Educators 1997" program. Eight German education academies and one Italian academy are hosting seminars that...
SREB: Do Its High Schools Work?
In the 10 years since the Southern Regional Education Board vowed to raise the academic bar for vocational students, the test scores of students in its "High Schools That Work" have risen steadily. But even network schools seem reluctant or unable, to...
SREB: Do Its High Schools Work?
In the 10 years since the Southern Regional Education Board vowed to raise the academic bar for vocational students, the test scores of students in its "High Schools That Work" have risen steadily. But even network schools seem reluctant, or unable,...
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, or fax to (703) 683-7424. ARIZONA- Education Alternatives,...
Stepping Out
Keren San Emeterio has devoted herself to an unusual professional cause-making career education "sexy" to students, parents and industry people. She coordinates the Academy of Residential Construction at Miami's William H. Turner Technical Arts High...
Strategic Plan: Goal 3
Lead in the development of a continuous quality system for preparing all learners for a world-class workforce. This third goal of the AVA Strategic Plan is perhaps the most important. Preparing all learners to meet skill standards for a worldclass workforce...
The Great Persuader
It was 9:07 a.m., and Mary Monroe was late. The Utah state home economics specialist had gotten wind of a new principal's radical notion to drop home economics from the curriculum of North Sevier High School. She was coming with her boxing gloves on...
The Winners' Circle: Hometown Values
Techniques salutes the American Vocational Association's top three national award winners for 1997 One of the units Mary Hairald teaches in her Mississippi cooperative education courses at Nettleton High School is social and business etiquette. But she...
The Winners' Circle: The Great Persuader
It was 9:07 a.m., and Mary Monroe was late. The Utah State home economics specialist had gotten wind of a new principal's radical notion to drop home economics from the curriculum of North Sevier. Sha was coming with her boxing gloves on this May morning...
The Winners' Circle: Tough Love
When Traci came to live with her six years ago, Janet Cundiff was in her twelfth year as a tenured teacher and co-op coordinator at Western Heights High School in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Her troubled niece's appearance rocked her stable family's existence....
Tough Love
When Traci came to live with her six years ago, Janet Cundiff was in her twelfth year as a tenured teacher and co-op coordinator at Western Heights High School in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Her troubled niece's appearance rocked her stable family's existence....
Why We Should Care about Charter Schools
One of the features in this issue is an article by Margaret Litvin on a vocational charter school in Michigan. While I have not had an opportunity to read the article at the time I am writing this column, I would like to share some thoughts on topics...
Working Partnerships Count on Give-and-Take
The mutual exchange of special knowledge, expertise and privileges among school-to-work partners is critical to the long-term success of school-to-work. IN THIS REPORT The School-to-Work Opportunities Act of 1994 is designed to establish a comprehensive...