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. 80, No. 6, September

2005 ACTE Annual Convention and Career Tech Expo
December 8-10, 2005 Ernest H. Morial Convention Center New Orleans, Louisiana What pops into your mind when you hear "New Orleans?" Great music? Excellent food? Bourbon Street? Whatever mental picture you see, be prepared to add your memories...
2005 ACTE Annual Convention and Career Tech Expo
December 8-10, 2005Ernest N. Morial Convention CenterNew Orleans, LouisianaWhat pops into your mind when you hear "New Orleans?" Great music? Excellent food? Bourbon Street? Whatever mental picture you see, be prepared to add your memories of the best...
ACTE to Focus on Small Learning Communities
These are exciting times for high school reform. Across the nation, the career academy and smaller learning community (SLCs) movement is making a big difference. Research shows that career academies and SLCs: * Connect the rigor of college-prep...
ACTE to Focus on Small Learning Communities
These are exciting times for high school reform. Across the nation, the career academy and smaller learning community (SLCs) movement is making a big difference. Research shows that career academies and SLCs:* Connect the rigor of college-prep academic...
A Growing Initiative
"Leadership is the most important factor after teaching in whether schools succeed in raising student achievement," says M. Christine DeVita, president of The Wallace Foundation. Her organization is among those that have committed funds toward initiatives...
A Growing Initiative
"Leadership is the most important factor after teaching in whether schools succeed in raising student achievement," says M. Christine DeVita, president of The Wallace Foundation. Her organization is among those that have committed funds toward initiatives...
Amazed and Renewed
A great professional development opportunity can be more than just a learning experience. It can also be a time of renewal.The new school year begins on a note of excitement and anticipation. Teachers are energized and ready to take on the challenges...
Amazed and Renewed: A Great Professional Development Opportunity Can Be More Than Just a Learning Experience. It Can Also Be a Time of Renewal
The new school year begins on a note of excitement and anticipation. Teachers are energized and ready to take on the challenges of a new group of students. Pencils are sharpened, and notebooks and computers have space ready to be filled. As the year...
Are High School Career and Technical Students Less Prepared for College?
In recent years, career and technical education (CTE) has increasingly faced criticism that it does not contribute to improved academic performance or the likelihood of success in postsecondary education (Preparing America's Future, 2003). President...
A Small, but Critical, Piece of the Federal Pie
As CTE students and educators return for a new school year, Congress returns from its August recess with a full agenda--including the completion of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2006 appropriations bills. With all the talk of budget deficits, interest rates,...
Automotive Service Technician
Job Description Automotive service technicians inspect, diagnose, maintain and repair automobiles and light trucks. No longer referred to as mechanics, these highly skilled technicians now must work with the complex computers and electronic systems...
Automotive Service Technician
Job DescriptionAutomotive service technicians inspect, diagnose, maintain and repair automobiles and light trucks. No longer referred to as mechanics, these highly skilled technicians now must work with the complex computers and electronic systems that...
Celebrating a Strong Family
The 2005 Family, Career and Community Leaders of America National Leadership Meeting was a celebration of the career and technical student organization's long and successful history.More than 5,400 Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA)...
Celebrating a Strong Family: The 2005 Family, Career and Community Leaders of America National Leadership Meeting Was a Celebration of the Career and Technical Student Organization's Long and Successful History
More than 5,400 Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) members, advisers, alumni and guests from across the country gathered in San Diego, California, for the 2005 FCCLA National Leadership Meeting. This year's national meeting, held...
Centered on Teacher Training
At the University of Massachusetts Boston, the innovative Center for Technical Education has established a successful formula for teacher training.If you want to develop an outstanding career/technical teacher preparation program, consider the simple...
Centered on Teacher Training: At the University of Massachusetts Boston, the Innovative Center for Technical Education Has Established a Successful Formula for Teacher Training
If you want to develop an outstanding career/technical teacher preparation program, consider the simple formula that has worked for the University of Massachusetts (UMass) Boston: provide a comprehensive course of study. But don't stop there--offer...
Developing Careers
The DECA International Career Development Conference is the highlight of the year for the career and technical student organization, as marketing students demonstrate their skills, achievements and leadership abilities.A sea of blue blazers descended...
Developing Careers: The DECA International Career Development Conference Is the Highlight of the Year for the Career and Technical Student Organization, as Marketing Students Demonstrate Their Skills, Achievements and Leadership Abilities
A sea of blue blazers descended on Anaheim, California, in April for the DECA annual international career development conference. The students in blue came en masse to celebrate all things DECA: leadership, career skills development, teamwork, development...
Educational Rigor & Relevance: An Interview with Willard Daggett
This interview with Willard R. Daggett, president of the International Center for Leadership in Education, focuses on the reality, roles and responsibility of educational leadership.Q: As Kenneth C. Gray noted in Getting Real: Helping Teens Find Their...
Educational Rigor & Relevance: An Interview with Willard Daggett: This Interview with Willard R. Daggett, President of the International Center for Leadership in Education, Focuses on the Reality, Roles and Responsibility of Educational Leadership
Q: As Kenneth C. Gray noted in Getting Real: Helping Teens Find Their Future, in the past, a four-year degree nearly assured someone a ticket to professional/managerial employment. However, by 2006, 43 percent of college graduates will face underemployment....
Find Your Lagniappe
ACTE's Professional Development Committee and Board of Directors have helped create an amazing three days of learning that will challenge you to find your lagniappe, that little something extra. Dec. 8-10, more than 5,000 career and technical educators...
Find Your Lagniappe
ACTE's Professional Development Committee and Board of Directors have helped create an amazing three days of learning that will challenge you to find your lagniappe, that little something extra.Dec. 8-10, more than 5,000 career and technical educators...
Is Science the Proper Metaphor for Educational Research?
In a special edition of the Journal of Industrial Teacher Education, research from the previous four decades of industrial technology teacher education was reviewed. What was most notable, some have suggested, was the paucity of the results. Rupert...
Is That Clock Broken?
Time flies when you're having fun, but not when you're stuck in a bad seminar. There are, however, ways that you can still get the best out of the experience.When you're stuck in a bad session, the phrase "lifelong learning" is the last thing you want...
Is That Clock Broken? Time Flies When You're Having Fun, but Not When You're Stuck in a Bad Seminar. There Are, However, Ways That You Can Still Get the Best out of the Experience
When you're stuck in a bad session, the phrase "lifelong learning" is the last thing you want to hear. Boring presenters, impractical ideas and mind-numbing information can make you wish you never had to "learn" anything again. But there is hope....
It's Not Just for CTE Teachers!
Connecting education and careers through professional development experiences can benefit academic teachers as well as career tech teachers.Have you ever found yourself explaining to a math, science or English teacher the relationship between what they...
It's Not Just for CTE Teachers! Connecting Education and Careers through Professional Development Experiences Can Benefit Academic Teachers as Well as Career Tech Teachers
Have you ever found yourself explaining to a math, science or English teacher the relationship between what they do and what you do? Making the connection between education and workplace skills may work best when everyone understands and respects the...
Newsclips
Two-Year Colleges to Help Teachers"-The News & Observer, July 20, 2005North Carolina Governor Mike Easley has signed a new bill into law that will give teachers recruited from non-education backgrounds a new option of community colleges for completing...
Product Showcase
EQUfPMENTDisposable Gloves and ApronsA.W.T. World Trade Inc. offers disposable gloves and aprons designed to protect hands and clothing from dirt and solvents. The gloves come in standard and extra heavyweight durability and are clear with an anti-slip...
SCHOOL SPOTLIGHT: The Warwick Area Career-Technical Center
The Warwick Area Career-Technical Center had already won both local and national awards when it was honored with a 2004 Award for Excellence in Automotive Technology. The award is a joint effort of ACTE, the National Institute for Automotive Service...
Setting the Tone for the Year
Veteran teachers have found that managing their classrooms begins on the first day of school, and many have established ways to set a tone in the early days of the new school year that will carry through for the rest of the year. Since teachers love...
Setting the Tone for the Year
Veteran teachers have found that managing their classrooms begins on the first day of school, and many have established ways to set a tone in the early days of the new school year that will carry through for the rest of the year. Since teachers love...
Simply Amazing
I can't believe another new school year is upon us! Amazing, isn't it? It seems only yesterday students and teachers were headed for a well earned summer vacation; time to get away from the rigor and routine of the classroom. Many CTE professionals...
The Warwick Area Career-Technical Center
The Warwick Area Career-Technical Center had already won both local and national awards when it was honored with a 2004 Award for Excellence in Automotive Technology. The award is a joint effort of ACTE, the National Institute for Automotive Service...
Traveling the Road to Success
There are those in secondary education who think that career and technical education is only for those students who are not going on to postsecondary education---or that taking such classes discourages students from continuing their education. Apparently...
Traveling the Road to Success
There are those in secondary education who think that career and technical education is only for those students who are not going on to post-secondary education-or that taking such classes discourages students from continuing their education. Apparently...
You're Hired!
Career and technical educators often attend professional m development events looking for new ideas to take back to their classrooms. A sports marketing instructor from Great Oaks Institute of Technology and Career Development found just such an idea...
You're Hired! Career and Technical Educators Often Attend Professional Development Events Looking for New Ideas to Take Back to Their Classrooms. A Sports Marketing Instructor from Great Oaks Institute of Technology and Career Development Found Just Such an Idea and Used It to Create an Exciting and Fun Learning Experience for His Students
Donald Trump may be best known for uttering that phrase when he selects his apprentice on the popular television show, but at least one career and technical educator has adopted it as well. Mark Steedly teaches sports marketing at Winton Woods High...