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. 86, No. 4, April

Advancing a New Image of CTE Via High-Quality TEACHER PREPARATION
There is perhaps no better place to start in advancing a new image of career and technical education (CTE) than by creating the kind of classroom instruction that will prepare students for further learning and the workplace. The quality of our teachers...
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An Important Tool in Revamping Career and Technical Education's (CTE) Image
AN IMPORTANT TOOL IN REVAMPING CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION'S (CTE) IMAGE is the use of technology to spread the message about the value of a particular CTE program, and then monitoring the statistics about who is receiving the message and what actions...
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An Interview with William Symonds of the Pathways to Prosperity Project
Harvard's Symonds is the lead author of a new report that calls for career-specific training and counseling.ACTE: What is the key message of this new report: "Pathways to Prosperity: Meeting the Challenge of Preparing Young Americans for the 21st Century."WS:...
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An Interview with William Symonds of the Pathways to Prosperity Project: Harvard's Symonds Is the Lead Author of a New Report That Calls for Career-Specific Training and Counseling
ACTE: What is the key message of this new report: "Pathways to Prosperity: Meeting the Challenge of Preparing Young Americans for the 21st Century." [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] WS: The key message of the report is that we need to take a broader approach...
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Changing Approaches-Changing Perspectives
Over the past seven years, research teams from the National Research Center for Career and Technical Education (NRCCTE) have been at work testing curriculum integration models. Each of three studies--Math-in-CTE, Authentic Literacy-in-CTE, and Science-in-CTE--has...
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Changing the Image of CTE
During the 20th century, vocational education prepared students for entry-level jobs in occupations that did not require additional education or training beyond high school. Back then programs focused mainly on agriculture, business (primarily clerical),...
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Common Core State Standards: Making the CTE Connection
COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS (CCSS) were created "to help ensure that all students are college and career ready." The standards, an initiative coordinated by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and the Council of Chief State...
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CTE'S Focus on Continuous Improvement
Just one of the ways career and technical education (CTE) is revamping its image is through increased attention to data-driven instructional techniques as a means of improving and focusing instruction on what matters most. Accountability and data have...
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DECA: Repositioned and Rebranded for the Future
While they say a diamond is forever, the meaning behind this coveted gemstone is now a little different. For the first time in nearly 20 years, DECA enhanced its mission statement, guiding principles and visual collateral to reflect the progressing...
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E-Connect
AN IMPORTANT TOOL IN REVAMPING CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION'S (CTE) IMAGE is the use of technology to spread the message about the value of a particular CTE program, and then monitoring the statistics about who is receiving the message and what actions...
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Engage Online with Acte
Seen on the Blog"I am a principal of a four-year career tech high school. In a state that has a 64 percent graduation rate, we had a 96 percent graduation rate last year. Our students are trained to go right into the workforce, yet have the academics...
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Job Training Expansion Needed in TANF Law
THE TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE FOR NEEDY FAMILIES (TANF) program provides individuals and families with cash assistance and emphasizes job training to transition recipients to employment. Most recently authorized in 2006, the law expired on September 30....
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Leading the Charge to Change CTE
FOR DECADES, CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION (CTE) has been providing secondary and postsecondary students as well as adults with the education and experiences to gain employment in an ever-changing work environment. Collectively, we have changed thousands...
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Napa Valley College
AS BEFITTING A SCHOOL LOCATED IN THE MOST FAMOUS WINE region in the United States, Napa Valley College (NVC) is home to the very first winery located on a community college campus in California to be bonded and licensed to produce and sell wine. In...
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Napa Valley College
SCHOOL SPOTLIGHTAS BEFITTING A SCHOOL LOCATED IN THE MOST FAMOUS WINE region in the United States, Napa Valley College (NVC) is home to the very first winery located on a community college campus in California to be bonded and licensed to produce and...
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Reinventing the Image of CTE through Sustainability
Career and technical education (CTE) carries a long-held image misconception--an outdated observation harbored by students, parents and the general public that CTE lacks academic rigor and only leads students to low-skill jobs. Despite these misconceptions,...
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REINVENTING the Image of CTE through Sustainability
Career and technical education (CTE) carries a long-held image misconception - an outdated observation harbored by students, parents and the general public that CTE lacks academic rigor and only leads students to low-skill jobs. Despite these misconceptions,...
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Teacher Preparation: Advancing a New Image of CTE Via High-Quality
There is perhaps no better place to start in advancing a new image of career and technical education (CTE) than by creating the kind of classroom instruction that will prepare students for further learning and the workplace. The quality of our teachers...
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The Education and Skills Gap: A Global Crisis
IT's LIKE TRYING TO FIT A TRIANGULAR PEG INTO A ROUND HOLE while both the hole and the peg continually change shape and size. Sound a little crazy? That's just what industry thinks about the current global "one-size-fits-all" concept of education....
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Utah Cte: Running in New Circles
Just to be clear from the get-go, we don't have any fool-proof formulas to offer for using your Web site, blog, Facebook, Twitter or YouTube channel in order to more successfully share your career and technical education (CTE) story. However, we can...
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Utah CTE: Running in New Circles
Just to be clear from the get-go, we don't have any fool-proof formulas to offer for using your Web site, blog, Facebook, Twitter or YouTube channel in order to more successfully share your career and technical education (CTE) story. However, we can...
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Vineyard Manager and Winemaker
THE VINEYARD MANAGER AND THE WINEMAKER work closely together to produce wine. Vineyard managers are responsible for all farming operations, and winemakers are responsible for the operation of the winery. The duties of the vineyard manager include the...
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Vineyard Manager and Winemaker
THE VINEYARD MANAGER AND THE WINEMAKER work closely together to produce wine. Vineyard managers are responsible for all farming operations, and winemakers are responsible for the operation of the winery. The duties of the vineyard manager include the...
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What's in Your Hands?
A COUPLE VACATIONING IN CALIFORNIA IN 1921 BOUGHT A NECKLACE made of amber beads in a quaint Chinatown shop. They paid $25 for the necklace. Upon returning to their home in New York they decided to take the necklace to a jewelry store to see if it...
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