Vocational Education Journal

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. 70, No. 6, September

A New Vocationalism
In today's changing world, education is moving through uncharted waters. Although here are more questions than answers, one thing is clear: business as usual is no longer acceptable. In vocational education circles, there is a sense of urgency that we...
Collaboration for Family-Work Roles
This spring 12 students who were once considered potential dropouts graduated from the Lincoln Public Schools--seven of them with honors and four of them with scholarships. Most likely, all 12 would have dropped out if it weren't for a program in their...
Disaster 101: 'We All Lost Something'
The 19th started out like any other April day in Oklahoma. Students and teachers alike anticipated the coming weekend and summer vacation, which was right around the corner.The sun was very bright as I pulled into the Putnam City High School parking...
Educational Partnerships: Taking Care of Industry
A program's success often is measured by the number of graduates placed in the workforce who satisfy industry. The drafting and design program at East Central Community College in Decatur, Mississippi, is considered to be extremely successful at working...
FCS Integration in Washington
As educators begin to aggressively pursue ways of making connections between disciplines, it often takes real innovation to overcome time and resource constraints. Karen Bergh and Sylvia Olson, family and consumer sciences teachers at Timberline High...
For Kids' Sake, Let's Teach Values
Values and ethics instruction, wearing a new suit of clothes as "character education," is reemerging as a hot topic for the nineties. There are good reasons vocational education may be the delivery system of choice for molding our children's morals.The...
Getting a Head Start on Integration
Gail Brumett proves that the integration of disciplines at the middle school level is possible. A life skills teacher for sixth- and seventh-graders at Crawford Middle School in Lexington, Kentucky, Brumett participates in an innovative program, which...
Giving Students the Business
Taking their lead from the School-to-Work Opportunities Act, schools across the country are implementing reforms aimed at more closely aligning education with the needs of business and industry. The typical restructured curriculum calls for more students...
Just Give Us One B2 Bomber
The nation is engaged in a conflict with itself. Right vs. left. Conservative vs. liberal. Young vs. old. Perhaps it always has been this way, but it has come to the point of crisis through the efforts of Congress to balance the federal budget by the...
Marks of Product Guarantee
The hallmarks of many European cities are beautifully crafted cathedrals that attest to the high standards of past stone masons. These masons, when they had finished a piece, chiseled a unique mark into their work that identified it as a quality product....
On the Block
This was to be the year of the Perkins Act reauthorization. Instead, 1995 may be the year of its transformation.In their most sweeping restructuring of federal funding for vocational education since 1917, members of Congress have proposed to repeal the...
Reading, Writing and Rip-Off?
Diane Sawyer opens the segment with a strong hook for viewers: "If you care about your children's schools and the taxes you pay, we hope you'll listen to this report." She recounts the oft-told problems of education: too few teachers, crowded classrooms,...
Setting the Pace for Better Workers
South Georgia Technical Institute (SGTI) in Americus won a first place $20,000 Pacesetter Award for its successful development of an assessment center for evaluating student competencies in technical areas. The award is sponsored by Cooper Industries'...
The Health Occupations Boom
Medical technology is evolving furiously and Americans are living longer. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the population over 95 is growing four times as fast as the total population. In 1993 national health care expenditures totaled more...
What the Governors Think
Pending legislation to overhaul federal funding for education and training programs gives considerably more power to state governors. Under the House's CAREERS Act and the Senate's Workforce Development Act, governors would have more say in development...