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. 71, No. 5, May

Education Is a Business Investment
I can still see the faces of our employees when I told them in 1987 we were replacing machine operators with robots so we could compete in the world market. Fortunately, it was a good news/bad news message, with the good news being that we would provide...
Getting into the Education Business
This article is excerpted from a chapter in Powerful Partnerships: School-to-Careers Success Through Business and Education Cooperation, 1996, published by the American Vocational Association. The challenges that we at the Boeing Company face in a global...
No Easy Road from Welfare to Work
WHERE LOW SKILLS INTERSECT TOUGH WORK REQUIREMENTS, WELFARE OFFICIALS ARE FINDING THAT REFORM LEGISLATION PAVES NO EASY ROAD TO HELPING PEOPLE OUT OF THE WELFARE SYSTEM. During her first semester at LaGuardia Community College in Queens, New York,...
The Making of a High-Tech High School
There's a school in Napa, California, where students e-mail assignments to their teachers and multimedia design and production classes are required for graduation. To equip this Pentium chip-laden facility cost more than $600,000--money corporate sponsors...
Toying with Physics
In a comprehensive high school, this physics teacher uses demonstrations and projects to pass on-knowledge. Are there opportunities to expand these lessons? Editor's note: This is another in a series of articles about the techniques of outstanding...
What Do Employers Want?
It's no secret that many employers are dissatisfied with the quality of the labor pool. What are the skills and abilities employers are looking for in the employees, and that they feel many of today's workers lack? How important are employability...