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. 69, No. 6, September

Books - Tech Prep Education by Charles J. Law Jr
TECH PREP EDUCATION By Charles J. Law Jr. Technomic Publishing Co., 1994 $39, 243 pp.Reviewed by Angelo C. Gilli Sr.The newest candidate for the tech prep bookshelf is a comprehensive look at the many elements that affect development of tech prep initiatives....
Everything New Looks Old Again
Technology has invaded our schools. Educators are purchasing new equipment, hooking up to computer network systems such as Internet and Global Schoolhouse and developing curricula around the new technologies.In many districts, vocational teachers are...
Home Economics Division Considers Name Change
This is an exciting time to be involved in the profession that has been known as home economics since the Lake Placid conferences early this century. During the past few years, our division of AVA and other professional organizations have been involved...
Improve Your Students' Learning with Study Notes
I've developed an instructional method that has vastly improved my students' learning and made my job easier and more rewarding.I call my method "student study notes." This system provides direction for my students, who usually prefer hands-on learning...
Move over, Superman
Faster than the postal service, more powerful than a ringing telephone, able to leap whole continents in a single bound--electronic communication is here. One form is the Internet, a collection of computer networks that literally spans the globe.The...
Ready for the Techno World?
Inside the Tolles Technical Center "mobile computer lab," six headphone-wearing tourists are riveted to their PC screens. The quiet hum of a generator is punctuated by the sounds of fingers clicking on keyboards and mouse buttons--and the occasional...
Salute to a Departing Leader
This column is dedicated to an individual who has been uniquely associated with the American Vocational Association for the last 16 years--the first eight as liaison to the Board of Directors from the U.S. Department of Education and the last eight as...
Skills for Work
As I approach retirement from AVA, looking back on my series of editorials in the Journal, a recurring theme has been the importance of teaching occupation specific skills in America's schools. Events in my world as executive director seemed continually...
Special Needs Students Too Needy for Vo-Tech
Have we forgotten the "C" student in vocational education?A college professor once said, "It will be the 'C' student who will build your house, fix your car and cut your hair. You likely will meet the 'C' student when you enter an office. Most of the...
Spotlight on Technology
Students in the William McFatter Vocational-Technical Center in Davie, Florida, are preparing for careers as skilled designers, precision machinists and equipment operators. They're getting the training in a lab filled with specialized technology worth...
Teacher Pages: Open All Night
One year ago TEACHER*PAGES began providing information for teachers who dial into it with a personal computer and modem. It is a free information service that is starting small. But over the next few years it's likely to become an essential telecommunications...
The Big Picture
Many veteran teachers are eyeing technology movement now gathering momentum in schools with a certain amount of skepticism. They remember the 1980s when computers were supposed to revolutionize instruction and instead mostly became glorified typewriters...
Welcoming Seniors to the Computer Age
Twenty percent of the population has been virtually ignored by the computer industry and schools. That population is the 55-and-older set.There are more than 44 million Americans who are 55 or older. This age group has become an untapped resource in...