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. 77, No. 4, April

2001 - 2002 ACTE Business-Education Partners: Their Success Tomorrow Depends on Your Success Today! (ACTE Business-Education Partnership)
These members of the ACTE Business-Education Partnership all have an urgent interest in your success as a career and technical educator. They are educators, suppliers of teaching materials, education associations and companies who are the ultimate...
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Calendar
MAY 4-5 Robotic Technology and Engineering Challenge 2002, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, N.Y., is an international competition that provides individual students and teams from middle schools, high schools, community colleges and...
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California Career Academies
Front and Center A new report from the California Policy Research Center at the University of California contains some positive results for students who attend career academies. A 1985 assembly bill in the state offered competitive planning grants of...
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California Career Academies. (Front and Center)
A new report from the California Policy Research Center at the University of California contains some positive results for students who attend career academies. A 1985 assembly bill in the state offered competitive planning grants of $25,000 to...
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Capitol View
It's hard to believe, but it's getting to be that time again ... Perkins reauthorization! The Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act is scheduled to be reviewed by Congress next year. To prepare for this major legislative initiative,...
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Capitol View
It's hard to believe, but it's getting to be that time again ... Perkins reauthorization! The Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act is scheduled to be reviewed by Congress next year. To prepare for this major legislative initiative,...
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Change Is Good
I worked for a billionaire (for 10 years), who was quoted as saying that he saw no reason why anyone would ever want a computer on his or her desk. He further argued, at meetings with his engineers, that he was not going to commit company resources to...
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Change Is Good. (Forum)
I worked for a billionaire (for 10 years), who was quoted as saying that he saw no reason why anyone would ever want a computer on his or her desk. He further argued, at meetings with his engineers, that he was not going to commit company resources...
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Diamonds in the Rough
Preparing the Special Needs Student for EntryLevel Employment "You have the power to make a difference." This quote is one of the first lessons taught during the first year of the hospitality class that I teach to learning disabled or developmentally...
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Diamonds in the Rough: Preparing the Special Needs Student for Entry-Level Employment
"You have the power to make a difference." This quote is one of the first lessons taught during the first year of the hospitality class that I teach to learning disabled or developmentally handicapped high school students. The two-year lab is a...
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Division Report: Special Needs
Who are we? What is the Special Needs Division? Special needs educators are those professionals working with students who have barriers to the achievement of a quality education. If you work with single parents, displaced homemakers, high school...
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Division Report: Special Needs
Who are we? What is the Special Needs Division? Special needs educators are those professionals working with students who have barriers to the achievement of a quality education. if you work with single parents, displaced homemakers, high school dropouts,...
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Editor's Note
When the staff of Techniques was planning the editorial calendar for this publishing year, we could never have imagined the events that would occur in September. We were in the middle of preparing a major career focus article on aviation when the planes...
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Editor's Note
When the staff of Techniques was planning the editorial calendar for this publishing year, we could never have imagined the events that would occur in September. We were in the middle of preparing a major career focus article on aviation when the planes...
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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, Deaver, WY, Agriculture Education Division;...
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In the News: A Quick Glance at Recent Headlines -- and Where You Can Find the Complete Story. (Front and Center)
Bush Terms Teacher Testing Substandard "President Bush yesterday derided testing standards for new teachers, which he said are `so low that all you have to do is answer half the questions and you're in.'" --The Washington Times, March, 7, 2002 ...
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MGM 2002: Member Get A Member
Congratulations to those ACTE members who recruited new members to the association during the Member-Get-A-Member campaign. Thank you for your support and commitment to ACTE. Through your efforts, ACTE added 194 new career and technical educators to...
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National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation. (Partner Point of View: We're in This Together)
As the nation's largest private sector employer, the restaurant and foodservice industry is the cornerstone of the American economy. This $400 billion industry is fueled by its people, therefore it is imperative to educate and grow our most valuable...
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Outstanding Technology Education Program Award
The Technology Education Division (TED) of the Association for Career and Technical Education has developed the Outstanding Program Award. This award is presented each year at the Technology Education Division opening general session during the ACTE...
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Outstanding Technology Education Program Award
The Technology Education Division (TED) of the Association for Career and Technical Education has developed the outstanding Program Award. This award is presented each year at the Technology Education Division opening general session during the ACTE...
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Pittsburgh Training Program Hosts U.K. Delegation
In December, a group of businessmen, educators, union representatives and investors from the United Kingdom visited the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) complex in Pittsburgh, Pa. The building, located at 5 Hot Metal Street, houses...
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Pittsburgh Training Program Hosts U.K. Delegation. (Front and Center)
In December, a group of businessmen, educators, union representatives and investors from the United Kingdom visited the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) complex in Pittsburgh, Pa. The building, located at 5 Hot Metal Street, houses...
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President's Perspective
It is hard to believe that I am writing my last column for Techniques. The time has flown by! As I review the past several months, it is evident that ACTE is undergoing a great change, and we will be stronger in the future due to your willingness to...
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President's Perspective
It is hard to believe that I am writing my last column for Techniques. The time has flown by! As I review the past several months, it is evident that ACTE is undergoing a great change, and we will be stronger in the future due to your willingness to...
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Real-World Training to Meet a Growing Demand
Educators and Industry Leaders Alike Prepare the Next Generation for Service. Long before we were ready to get back to "business as usual," America was forced to face the economic reality spurred by both the September 11 terror attacks and an impending...
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Real-World Training to Meet a Growing Demand: Educators and Industry Leaders Alike Prepare the Next Generation for Service
Long before we were ready to get back to "business as usual," America was forced to face the economic reality spurred by both the September 11 terror attacks and an impending recession. The words "layoff," "furlough," "downsizing" and "bankruptcy"...
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Region Report: Region I
Region I Overview Region I is composed of the following 16 state affiliates: Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Federal Department of Education, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania,...
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Region Report: Region I
Know Your VP Albert G. Gasior is in the third year of his term as ACTE vice president for Region I. He is the director of the Barre Technical Center in Barre, Vermont, and is also co-chair of the Central Vermont Workforce Investment Board. In his 35...
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State Update
Florida A Miami-Dade Community College student was chosen to serve on the Florida Youth Council. Linda Gaines, a student at the Kendall Campus who wants to become a nurse, was selected because of her strong commitment to community service, which...
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Supreme Court Decision on Grading of Papers
In a 9-0 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court reversed a lower-court decision on the practice of students grading the papers of other students. The respondent in the case, Kristja J. Falvo, has three children enrolled in the Owasso Independent School District...
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Supreme Court Decision on Grading of Papers. (in Washington)
In a 9-0 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court reversed a lower-court decision on the practice of students grading the papers of other students. The respondent in the case, Kristja J. Falvo, has three children enrolled in the Owasso Independent School District...
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Technology Grants for Teacher-Training Facilities. (Front and Center)
On February 1, the SMARTer Kids Foundation announced the availability of $2.4 million in grants to enhance technology integration in teacher-preparation and training facilities. PREP Grants, as they are called by the foundation, cover up 70 percent...
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Technology Update
Going the Distance More and more teachers are finding professional development by booting up the computer, rather than attending more classes or conferences. Online courses have grown so popular that they've created an "educational revolution" in higher...
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The Future of High School Career and Technical Education
This is the final installment of our three-part series on Richard Lynch's New Directions for High School Career and Technical Education in the 21st Century. The purpose of the paper that resulted from Richard Lynch's yearlong assignment to the U.S. Department...
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The Future of High School Career and Technical Education: This Is the Final Installment of Our Three-Part Series on Richard Lynch's New Directions for High School Career and Technical Education in the 21st Century
The purpose of the paper that resulted from Richard Lynch's yearlong assignment to the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Vocational and Adult Education, is to identify and describe new directions for career and technical education in American...
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The Right Stuff for Success
Adult Workforce Development (AWD) programs across the country are serving students more effectively than ever by merging well-planned curriculum with innovative practices. Educators say this is critical not only to student success, but also to keeping...
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The Right Stuff for Success: Adult Workforce Development (AWD) Programs across the Country Ore Serving Students More Effectively Than Ever by Merging Well-Planned Curriculum with Innovative Practices. Educators Say This Is Critical Not Only to Student Success, but Also to Keeping Pace with Industry Trends and Making AWD Programs Appealing to Employers
Seasoned and successful AWD professionals will tell you there's no cookie-cutter strategy that can guarantee an effective education and training program for adult learners. But combine several key components with an innovative can-do approach and success...
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The Winners' Circle
At the ACTS convention in New Orleans lost December, four of our outstanding career and technical educators received top honors. Coleen C. Keffeler ACTS-McDonald's Teacher of the Year Coleen Keffeler has been a family and consumer sciences teacher for...
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The Winners' Circle: At the ACTE Convention in New Orleans Last December, Four of Our Outstanding Career and Technical Educators Received Top Honors
Coleen C. Keffeler ACTE-McDonald's Teacher of the Year Coleen Keffeler has been a family and consumer sciences teacher for 15 years, 10 of them at Sturgis Brown High School in Sturgis, South Dakota, where she is credited with developing an innovative...
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U.S. News and World Report Careers to Count On
The February 18 issue of U.S. News and World Report features the magazine's Career Guide 2002 and has some positive statistics with regard to career and technical education. Among what are described as "eight of the nation's most secure career tracks"...
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U.S. News and World Report Careers to Count on. (Front and Center)
The February 18 issue of U.S. News and World Report features the magazine's Career Guide 2002 and has some positive statistics with regard to career and technical education. Among what are described as "eight of the nation's most secure career tracks"...
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What's Next for Perkins
CTE advocates discuss the issues surrounding the law's upcoming reauthorization. It is just the first leg of a long race-- and one without a clear finish line. While the reauthorization discussion is just beginning, Congress has many hurdles to surmount...
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What's Next for Perkins? CTE Advocates Discuss the Issues Surrounding the Law's Upcoming Reauthorization
It is just the first leg of a long race--and one without a clear finish line. While the reauthorization discussion is just beginning, Congress has many hurdles to surmount before the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act expires in...
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Written Communication Skills for the 21st Century
BY TEACHING THE SKILLS NEEDED IN TODAY'S WORKPLACE, TECHNICAL WRITING AT BALTIMORE'S EASTERN TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL HAS BECOME A MODEL FOR TECHNICAL WRITING INSTRUCTION IN MARYLAND SCHOOLS. Taught in a state-of-the-art PC computer lab, technical writing...
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Written Communication Skills for the 21st Century: By Teaching the Skills Needed in Today's Workplace, Technical Writing at Baltimore's Eastern Technical High School Has Become a Model for Technical Writing Instruction in Maryland Schools
Taught in a state-of-the-art PC computer lab, technical writing at Eastern Technical High School in Baltimore County Public Schools, Maryland, has drawn wide student interest because of its practical applications. Students use acquired skills when...
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