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. 78, No. 8, November-December

2003 Career Tech Expo Exhibitor List
Discover a wealth of products and services for your schools and classrooms from more than 250 exhibitors at the Career Tech Expo. Get firsthand experience with new technology at numerous hands-on workshops on the show floor throughout the convention!...
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Camels and Camshafts: Career and Technical Education in the Persian Gulf
For the past three years the Occupational Research Group at the University of Georgia (UGA) has been working with the Ministry of Education and Youth in the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.) on a unique international project to improve the technical secondary...
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CEF Honors Members of Congress for Work on Education Funding
Education groups from across the country gathered in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 25 to honor members of Congress who have worked during the 108th Congress to elevate the priority for education funding. Reps. David Obey (D-Wisconsin), Robert C. Byrd...
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Celebrating 100 Years of Flight: On December 13, 1903, the Wright Brothers Made Their Historic Flight at Kitty Hawk, N.C. as Part of the Celebration Honoring the 100th Anniversary of That First Flight, Techniques Profiles Some of the Aviation and Aerospace Technology Programs That Are Training the Workforce That Will Keep Us Flying Safely and Exploring Even More Frontiers
Rockets and satellites must be conceived and planned in every detail, but that alone would never get them off the launching pad," wrote E.M. Claude in 1960. At that time, Claude was the president of the American Vocational Association, which today...
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Five Strategies to Develop Cultural Competence among Allied Health Occupations Students
The development of cultural competence among allied health occupations students is one of the greatest instructional challenges facing career and technology educators in the 21st century. As our population becomes more diverse and multicultural, high...
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Increased Investments Needed to Close the Skills Gap
Despite the very real and very serious job losses plaguing our struggling economy, many industries in this country face a critical workforce shortage--an insufficient supply of workers with the right skills to fill existing jobs. Nearly 75 percent...
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Metro Tech Graduate Lands Dream Job
When he began in the Aviation Maintenance Technology (AMT) program at Metro Technology Centers, Michael Ray says, "I was willing to make the needed changes in my life to get what I wanted, and although the maintenance part wasn't my original dream,...
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President's Perspective
Robert Fulghum, in his short essay All I Ever Needed to Know, I Learned in Kindergarten, provides us with some common sense advice about how to survive and thrive in our constantly changing environment. Fulghum writes, "Most of what I really need to...
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Standing Still in a Time of Change
Change is the law of life and those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.--John F. Kennedy The Present The portrait of career and technical education (CTE) today is very different from the vocational education of...
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Students Help Celebrate 'Inventing Flight'
They had to be there at 4:45 a.m., and the weather was anything but cooperative, but the students from Ohio's Miami Valley Career Technology Center didn't let any of that dampen their enthusiasm. After all, it was a celebration honoring the achievements...
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Teacher Salary Trends
The American Federation of Teachers (AFT) has released its annual report on teacher salary trends, which shows that beginning teachers' salaries have continued to improve, surpassing the $30,000 mark for the first time in 2001-02. The average pay increase...
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The Fiber Optic Connection: Communication Technology Is Changing at the Speed of Light, and Career and Technical Education Is Helping to Provide the Training to Keep Our Workplaces and Homes Connected
Optical communications have come a long way since the optical telegraph invented by French engineer Claude Chappe in the late 18th century, and are exceedingly more complex than the system of flashing lights used by ships as a means of optical communications....
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Trade and Industrial Education Division Report
The Trade and Industrial Education Division is the third largest ACTE division with just over 4,100 members. As a service to its members, the division offers the inclusion of five affiliates: * NASSTIE (National Association of State Supervisors...
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Why Go Robo? It's a Toy ... It's a Game ... It's a ... Teaching Tool? Yes, Building Robots Is a Blast. but Fun Is Only One Part of the Picture, as More and More Educators across the Country Utilize Robotics to Teach Complex Science, Mathematics and Technology Topics in and out of Their Classrooms
Why do so many kids give up their free time to stay after school and work with Mars rovers, LEGO kits, and sumo-bots? Robotics is a fun and engaging activity that appeals to a diverse range of students who want to try their hands at creating their...
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Wiring Student Certifications to Industry Careers: One Very Popular Event at This Summer's CeBIT America Trade Show Was the Networked Classroom That Was Wired by Students. the Excitement of That Event Will Be Recaptured at the ACTE Convention and Career Tech Expo in Orlando, Where Students Will Show off Their Skills in a Cabling Lab
While the majority of our nation's students were on summer break or finishing up their last exams, students from New York City High Schools of Instructional Technology Programs were hard at work installing and setting up a networked classroom for a...
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Women in Aviation Maintenance
The Association for Women in Aviation Maintenance (AWAM) was born from the need for women involved in the maintenance and engineering segments of the aviation industry to communicate and support one another. These women found that, even at the Women...
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