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. 75, No. 8, November

ACTE's Career Odyssey Heads for San Diego
The association for Career and Technical Education's 74th Annual Convention and Career Tech Expo will convene in the warmth and sun of San Diego. Attendees will gather Dec. 7-10 for four days of learning and discussion focused on the latest trends...
Capitol View
Education Funding Falls Victim to Partisan Politics As the 106th Congress winds down this fall, election year politics are having their expected impact on completing business for the year. For the past several years, the Democratic Administration...
Collaboration: A Buzzword for Wasting Time?
We all function in collaborative groups, often several of them at once. Remaining competitive in a complex and constantly changing business environment requires new levels of communication and cooperation. Groups--in the form of teams, committees and...
Cutting-Edge Training and Career Relevance
Today's exemplary programs focus on practical, contemporary education. As the vocational education profession changes to stay relevant to social trends and student needs, so do individual programs in the field. Here are highlights of several programs...
DIVISION REPORT Business Education Division
We're Off to San Diego There are only a few more weeks before the ACTE Annual Convention and Trade Show in San Diego. The convention runs from December 7 to December 10 with many outstanding sessions. Most of the sessions will be held at the San...
Editor's Note
Community Service: A Great Way To Learn An increase of 3600 percent over the past 15 years! That statistic on the growth of student participation in service-learning programs surprised me when I first began working on this issue. But as I read more,...
Electrical Cabling Industry Moves to Relieve Worker Shortage
The National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) are actively seeking more help from business and education to counteract the shortage of skilled electrical workers and meet expanding...
Feds, NEA Campaign against Student Drug Use
The federal government and the National Education Association (NEA) are collaborating on a major media campaign aimed at reducing teen drug use. NEA and the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) began a new phase of the National...
Leaving Home Economics in the Past
Many longtime vocational educators may find it hard to recognize their profession today in comparison to 20 or even 10 years ago, but all recognize the impact that a changing society has had on what they are expected to offer to today's students. With...
Meeting the Demands of a Growth Industry
Demands for trained, certified and accomplished chefs are on the upswing; opportunities to meet these challenges are here today and growing. EDITOR'S NOTE: Text of this article is reprinted with permission from The National Culinary Review, monthly...
Partners in Rogress
Schools can build positive relationships within the community and provide needed services by forming long-lasting relationships with business. Working together, they make a perfect team. It was 7 a.m. on a typical school day. But instead of buses...
Roll out the Bulldozers
The conventional wisdom said starting a heavy equipment operation course for high school students was impossible. But effort, determination and community involvement made it happen. In the fall of 1999, Prosser School of Technology, an area vocational...
Sat Math Scores Reach Record High
The SAT scores of some 1.26 million students entering college this fall indicate they are better prepared in math and science than students of 20 years ago, according to The College Board. the average SAT math score this year is 514 its highest level...
School Reform Requires Administrative Teamwork
School districts cannot effectively raise student achievement without strong leadership and teamwork from the school board and superintendent, says a new study issued by the Educational Research Service of Arlington, Va., in collaboration with the...
Tardy WIA Rules Raise Ambiguity Concerns
The final rules governing several titles of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) have at last been issued by the Department of Labor (DOL), more than eight months late. Made public on Aug. 11, the final rule implements provisions of Titles I, III and...
The Marble Maze Project
Using design technology in the classroom is an ideal way to help elementary school students learn to solve problems. And the kids have a good time. "Design and construct a maze to move 10 marbles from the top of a frame to the bottom. This project...
They Learn from Those They Serve
The projects are diverse in scope--restoring a huge 1930s mural, building and refurbishing houses for low-income residents and tutoring at-risk elementary students. But these high school programs share the common thread of service-learning initiatives,...
Welcome to ACTE's Career Odyssey
Wow! Year 2,000. The ACTE annual convention. In San Diego! It's almost more than this "small town" American boy can stand. I've only visited San Diego once, this past summer, and even that was too long ago. It's a great place to visit and will be an...
You Can Speak and Write about Anything
Learning language arts skills in connection with all other subjects helps to prepare students for the real world of work and higher education. Knees knocking, hands trembling, voice quaking--this is the stereotyped view of one's first speech in...