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. 8, November

All in Good Time
Like the world around it, career and technical education has evolved rapidly over the past 100 years, becoming a field that its founders may have never imagined. In 1917, World War I was raging in Europe and the United States was on the brink of...
A Sojourner's Stories
I was first drawn into vocational education during World War II, helping to train manpower for the war production industries. Thousands of skilled and semi-skilled workers were being trained by vocational education nationwide. After the war was...
California Dreaming
One morning in 1989 Frank Lopez woke up, opened his eyes and saw nothing. He was completely blind, having lost his last vestiges of sight. But that didn't stop him from becoming a teacher. The students in a Sacramento, Calif., high school were surprised...
Career Tech in Content, 1900-1999
The career and technical educational field evolved throughout the century just as the world around it did, experiencing some highs and some lows. Here's a look at 100 years of career tech in the context of history. 1902 Willis H. Carrier designs...
Colleges Consider Admissions Alternative
With affirmative action policies under fire at many of the nation's colleges and universities, assessment experts are researching other factors in the college admissions process to further cultural diversity in higher education. Educational Testing...
Division Report Marketing Education
Know Your VP Pam Naylor has been a member of ACTE since 1976, which also was her first year as a marketing teacher. She was elected to the three-year term as vice president of the Marketing Education Division last spring. The marketing education...
Division Report New and Related Services
School-to-Work Kudos For years, career and technical educators have been in the business of linking school- and work-based learning. Recently, several of the nation's school-to-work programs have been declared "Examples that Work." These are programs...
Equipment
Compact Scales Ohaus Corporation, a manufacturer of precision balances for the industrial, laboratory, education and specialty markets, has introduced its new Compact line of durable and dependable scales. The new Compact Scales replace the company's...
From Plato to Perkins
I have been accused of having "Smith-Hughes" tattooed on my posterior, and some believe I'm old enough to have been a contemporary of those congressional supporters of vocational education. But my career in vocational education really began when I...
Keeping Pace with Perkins
Late last year, the career and technical education field was abuzz with the news that Congress had finally reauthorized the federal legislation that funds its programs. Now states must step up to the new Perkins Act and its accountability requirements--and...
Keep the Old, but Make It New
Cooperative education as work-based learning has been around for decades. But don't let a sure thing get stale. Here are some tips for reviewing co-op programs and adding spark. Cooperative education is nothing new. Traditional co-op programs date...
Meeting Your Needs
Do your meetings tend to be unproductive snooze-fests? Are you looking to set up a career center but don't quite know how to go about it? Does your career center need to expand its occupational resources? These three books can help you out. By Eric...
PEPNet Honors Top Youth Programs
It took Francisca Mora seven years to graduate high school; he dropped out four times before finally getting on the right track. Mora credits Goodwill Toronto's Community Youth Program with helping him to finally graduate and realize his full potential....
Professional Post
Microsoft Curriculum Grant Computer teachers can get the latest in Microsoft software technology for their school, including Visual Basic and Office 2000 Developer Edition. The Microsoft Curriculum Grant will provide licensing for these software...
State Update
State Update features education news at the state and local levels. Readers are encouraged to send submissions to: Techniques, 1410 King St., Alexandria, VA 22314, fax 703-683-7424 or e-mail acte@acteonline.org. CALIFORNIA--Students in the Berkeley...
Teachers, Time to Rethink Your Priorities
Integrating academic and vocational education was a central aim when the National Center for Vocational Education (NCRVE) first came to the University of California-Berkeley in 1986. Since then much of NCRVE's work has been devoted to advancing this...
The Bottom Line-School-to-Work Pays
For years, educators and employers have worked collaboratively to provide work-based learning for students. Now the results of school-to-work research in three major cities may prove that their efforts are paying off. Intuitions Confirmed: The Bottom-line...
The Hard Work Is Paying Off
The outlook for FY2000 funding has been steadily improving thanks to extensive grassroots efforts that have resulted in congressional support. After hearing from career and technical education advocates nationwide, several senators who hold key spots...
The Making of a Leader
AVA to ACTE. H Street to King Street. American Vocational Journal to Techniques. The past 73 years have produced a lot of changes not only in career and technical education but also in its premier association. Any general survey of American history...
Then and Now
When the Smith-Hughes Vocational Education Act became law in 1917, home economics, agriculture and trade and industrial education were the first three disciplines in the field to be earmarked for federal funding. Nearly a century of progress has brought...
You're Invited to a Family Reunion
When was the last time you attended a family reunion? Was it this past summer? Last year? Maybe you did not want to attend. The thoughts of attending a reunion can cause some apprehension, especially if a couple of years have passed since the last...