Among the Best in the Field
Cahill, Julie, Techniques
Each year the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) honors three of the best educators in the field. From innovative programs to outstanding community service to extraordinary dedication, these educators make an important contribution to career and technical education. Here's a look at ACTE's 1999 national award winners.
All Over the Map
Betty Phillips Vocational Teacher of the Year
Touring Tibet and sleeping in old Army barracks aren't prerequisites for teaching family and consumer sciences in Sullivan, Ind., but FACS teacher Betty Phillips says these experiences and many others like it have enriched the learning environment in her classroom.
A lover of travel, Phillips has studied abroad at nearly every opportunity since her first excursion in 1966. She's been to Africa, China, Yugoslavia, Spain and a host of overseas destinations to learn about their cultures, traditions and social mores. Phillips brings these international perspectives to her FACS students at Sullivan High School, where she's been teaching for 23 years.
During a drug and alcohol abuse/misuse unit, for example, Phillips explains to students the consequences of drug abuse and underage drinking in the United States. Then she'll make …
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Publication information: Article title: Among the Best in the Field. Contributors: Cahill, Julie - Author. Magazine title: Techniques. Volume: 74. Issue: 4 Publication date: April 1999. Page number: 36. © 2007 Association for Career and Technical Education. COPYRIGHT 1999 Gale Group.
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