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. 74, No. 8, November/December

A Long Last
Welcome to the last Techniques issue of the century. In the next couple of months there will be a lot of "last" things, including the century's last convention and trade show of the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE). Dec. 12-15 in...
California Dreaming
One morning in 1989 Frank Lopez woke up, opened his eyes and saw nothing. He was completely blind, having lost his last vestiges of sight. But that didn't stop him from becoming a teacher. The students in a Sacramento, Calif., high school were surprised...
Careers of a Lifetime
Here is a glimpse into three professional lifetimes dedicated to career and technical education. Whether they were classroom teachers or national education leaders, each had a hand in improving the career tech field and blazing trails for the educators...
In Good Company
The National Alliance of Business (NAB) and the National Employer Leadership Council (NELC), recognized five U.S. businesses in September for their exemplary school-tocareers programs. The NELC School-to-Careers Company of the Year award is one of NAB's...
Keeping Pace with Perkins
Late last year, the career and technical education field was abuzz with the news that Congress had finally reauthorized the federal legislation that funds its programs. Now states must step up to the new Perkins Act and its accountability requirements-and...
Keep the Old, but Make It New
Cooperative education as work-based learning has been aroun for decades. But don't let a sure thing get stale. Here are so tips for reviewing co-op programs and adding spark. Cooperative education is nothing new. Traditional co-op programs date back...
Letters
Postsecondary's Out of Touch Kenneth Hoyt's article "Career or Technical, Pick One" (October 1999) requires some response from at least this reader. This article reflects the thought process alive in postsecondary education. That is, secondary is for...
Meeting Your Needs
Do your meetings tend to be unproductive snooze-fests? Are you looking to set up a career center but don't quite know how to go about it? Does your career center need to expand its occupational resources? These three books can help you out. By Eric Ries,...
PEPNet Honors Top Youth Programs
PEPNet Honors Top Youth Programs It took Francisca Mora seven years to graduate high school; he dropped out four times before finally getting on the right track. Mora credits Goodwill Toronto's Community Youth Program with helping him to finally graduate...
Professional Post
Microsoft Curriculum Grant Computer teachers can get the latest in Microsoft software technology for their school, including Visual Basic and Office 2000 Developer Edition. The Microsoft Curriculum Grant will provide licensing for these software programs...
Teachers, Time to Rethink Your Priorities
Almost everyone agrees in principle that a more rigorous vocational curriculum is desirable. But old habits die hard. Integrating academic and vocational education was a central aim when the National Center for Vocational Education (NCRVE) first came...
Then and Now
When the Smith-Hughes Vocational Education Act became law in 1917, home economics, agriculture and trade and industrial education were the first three disciplines in the field to be earmarked for federal funding. Nearly a century of progress has brought...
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