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. 72, No. 1, January

Balancing Act
Flexible work days, child care referral, job sharing, paternity, leave--these are just some of the policies businesses are adopting to accommodate the swelling number of parents they, employ. Three of every four U.S. employees are parents, who in 1994...
Magnetizing the Learner
Once an artist begins to paint, his fascination with the shapes and colors of his art draws him more deeply into the work. Once a mathematician begins a problem, his fascination with the relevant theory motivates her search for a solution. Neither the...
New Currents
A first-semester high school electronics student attempts to measure current with an ammeter. He has been taught that it must be placed in a series circuit, but he forgets and places it in parallel. In the lab, this would mean a short and damage to...
"Not for My Child." (School-to-Work Educational Programs)
Angela Mathey is not sure what school-to-work is but she doesn't like what she has read and heard about it so far. Her eighth-grade daughter, Lindsay, attends Oakville Junior High School in Oakville, Missouri. Next spring she will have to choose a...
The Gatekeepers
Will parents hear the school-to-careers message? The job is to convince them there's more than one way for their children to win. To many in the vocational education community, the school-to-careers concept makes perfect sense: Get students to think...
The Toughest Test
WOULD YOU SPEND MONTHS VIDEOTAPING YOUR CLASSROOM, EDITING FOOTAGE, WRITING NARRATIVES, STUDYING PROFESSIONAL JOURNALS AND CRAMMING FOR A TWO-DAY EXAM--ON TOP OF EVERYTHING ELSE YOU HAVE TO DO--TO PROVE YOUR PROFESSIONAL WORTH? THIS MIDDLE SCHOOL TECHNOLOGY...
The Trouble with Business-Education Partnerships
The steady barrage of redundant articles, task force and commission reports and forums on "business-education partnerships" in recent years continues to represent rhetoric over substance. Except for some isolated examples of real collaboration, most...