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. 77, No. 1, January

2001-2002 ACTE Business-Education Partners
These members of the ACTE Business-- Education Partnership all have an urgent interest in your success as a career and technical educator. They are educators, suppliers of teaching materials, education associations and companies who are the ultimate...
2001 - 2002 ACTE Business-Education Partners: Their Success Tomorrow Depends on Your Success Today!
These members of the ACTE Business-Education Partnership all have an urgent interest in your success as a career and technical educator. They are educators, suppliers of teaching materials, education associations and companies who are the ultimate...
Breaking the Stereotype
The number of nontraditional students in traditional career and technical education programs today may still be small, but that number is increasing-a trend that should benefit both the students and the workplace of tomorrow. What do you tell a female...
Breaking the Stereotype: The Number of Nontraditional Students in Traditional Career and Technical Education Programs Today May Still Be Small, but That Number Is Increasing-A Trend That Should Benefit Both the Students and the Workplace of Tomorrow
What do you tell a female student who wants to become a computer technician, a mechanic or a building trades journey person? What do you say to a male student who wants to go into nursing or culinary arts? You tell them to enroll in a career and technical...
Calendar
JANUARY 13-16 Journey to Performance Excellence 2002, the Rosen Centre, Orlando, Fla., is a performance excellence conference and learning forum sponsored by the Workforce Excellence Network. For more information, visit www.journey2002.net. ...
Concern about National Nursing Shortage
Among the issues drawing renewed attention in the wake of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon is the national nursing shortage. On September 25, the House Committee on Education and the Workforce held a hearing on the causes behind...
Concern about National Nursing Shortage. (Front and Center)
Among the issues drawing renewed attention in the wake of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon is the national nursing shortage. On September 25, the House Committee on Education and the Workforce held a hearing on the causes behind...
Contextual Teaching and Learning
This is the second installment of our series on Richard Lynch's New Directions for High School Career and Technical Education in the 21St Century. The research on different ways of learning explored in this issue of Techniques was also used by Richard...
Contextual Teaching and Learning: This Is the Second Installment of Our Series on Richard Lynch's New Directions for High School Career and Technical Education in the 21st Century
The research on different ways of learning explored in this issue of Techniques was also used by Richard Lynch in his yearlong assignment to the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Vocational and Adult Education. That assignment resulted in his...
Counting Tech Prep Students
It is striking that, after 10 years of implementation, so many consortia are struggling to identify and track their Tech Prep students. After thought and examination of the data, I believe that there are a number of reasons for this, leading me to the...
Counting Tech Prep Students. (Forum)
It is striking that, after 10 years of implementation, so many consortia are struggling to identify and track their Tech Prep students. After thought and examination of the data, I believe that there are a number of reasons for this, leading me to...
Division Report: Health Occupations Education
Mary Kleber has been involved with technical education for 21 years as a teacher, program coordinator and state program director for all health programs in Kentucky. Experience in each area provides insight into issues that affect health occupations...
Division Report: Technology Education Division)
Know your VP Joe Burke is in his third year on the ACTE Board of Directors serving the Technology Education Division. During his tenure, he has served as chair of the Finance and Organization Committee and is currently a member of the Executive...
Editor's Note
This is a time in our nation's history for truly appreciating what it means to be an American. It is a time to reflect upon our rich cultural diversity and our many precious resources. And of all our natural resources, the greatest is our people. Their...
Editor's Note
This is a time in our nation's history for truly appreciating what it means to be an American. It is a time to reflect upon our rich cultural diversity and our many precious resources. And of all our natural resources, the greatest is our people. Their...
Engineering Success for Minority Students
A Detroit program helps bring minority students into fields where their numbers have historically been small-and where they are needed now more than ever. America is the land of opportunity, but ensuring that all of her children are given the same opportunities...
Engineering Success for Minority Students: A Detroit Program Helps Bring Minority Students into Fields Where Their Numbers Have Historically Been Small-And Where They Are Needed Now More Than Ever
America is the land of opportunity, but ensuring that all of her children are given the same opportunities to succeed--and that all children take advantage of those opportunities--has not always been easy. For a quarter of a century, the Detroit Area...
Executive Directions
Wrapping your arms around the field of career and technical education is quite a challenge. I often think it is next to impossible. This is a broad and diverse arena made up of specialized subject areas, different educational institutions and environments,...
Front and Center: In the News
A quick glance at recent headlines -- and where you can find the complete story Va. Minute of Silence Survives Test in High Court "Virginia's requirement that public school children start their days with a minute of silence passed constitutional muster...
Fueling the Fire
"Education is not filling a bucket, but lighting a fire." -William Butler Yeats One teacher's first year in an adult ESL classroom The 1981 movie "Stripes" begins with one of the main characters working as a teacher in a night class filled with adults...
Hope Grows with a Unique Partnership
Representatives from a Minnesota school district are working with a project in Costa Rica to help build educational opportunities for children there, but they are also building an international friendship. Father Carlos Chiu Fuentes and Carol McFarlane...
Hope Grows with a Unique Partnership: Representatives from a Minnesota School District Are Working with a Project in Costa Rica to Help Build Educational Opportunities for Children There, but They Are Also Building an International Friendship
Father Carlos Chiu Fuentes and Carol McFarlane live worlds apart. Father Fuentes calls an urban center in the coastal plains of Central America home, while McFarlane is from a suburban area in the wooded north of the United States. Yet, in an impoverished...
Making It Happen with Technology Education-The NSF Project
The Technology Education Division of ACTS recently applied to the National Science Foundation (NSF) for a $1.3 million grant. This four-- year grant will bridge the new federal career cluster in manufacturing with the new ITEA standards for technology...
My Intern Observation Kit: It's Not What It Used to Be
I noticed that, all of a sudden, my intern observation kit had changed. And even what I am doing when I visit interns has changed to a degree. The changes occurred over a relatively short period of time, and I didn't even notice; they were just changes...
Not Just a Guy Thing
Women encouraged in non traditional fields The U.S. Department of Labor predicts one million new jobs for skilled construction workers by 2005. Traditionally, most of those who work in this field are male. Most who enter training programs are male, and...
Not Just a Guy Thing: Women Encouraged in Nontraditional Fields
The U.S. Department of Labor predicts one million new jobs for skilled construction workers by 2005. Traditionally, most of those who work in this field are male. Most who enter training programs are male, and most who are even exposed to construction...
Oklahoma: Career Tech Champions Are Alumni of the Oklahoma CareerTech. (State Update)
Oklahoma CareerTech champions are alumni of the Oklahoma CareerTech system's programs or student organizations who have found success in a career and attribute much of that success to their career and technology education experience. These are some...
One Teacher's First Year in an Adult ESL Classroom
The 1981 movie "Stripes" begins with one of the main characters working as a teacher in a night class filled with adults who barely speak a word of English. The man is at a loss and makes greatest progress by teaching the group to sing along with the...
Region Report: Region III)
Dan Smith is in his first term as vice president for Region III. He serves as ACTE Board liaison to the Resolutions Committee and chairs a subcommittee examining international memberships. Smith has been an active member of the Minnesota Association...
Slowdown and Delays on Capitol Hill
The events of September 11 and their aftermath have affected us in countless ways; among them are slowing progress on education legislation in Congress and reducing revenues available in states. Congress and the administration clearly are playing a central...
Slowdown and Delays on Capitol Hill. (Capitol View)
The events of September 11 and their aftermath have affected us in countless ways; among them are slowing progress on education legislation in Congress and reducing revenues available in states. Congress and the administration clearly are playing a...
Understanding Our Differences
There are many things that set us apart as individuals-fingerprints, DNA, and the ways in which we think and learn. For years now, in traditional career and technical education classrooms, teachers have been instructing their students with a combination...
Understanding Our Differences: There Are Many Things That Set Us Apart as Individuals-Fingerprints, DNA, and the Ways in Which We Think and Learn. (Cover Story)
For years now, in traditional career and technical education classrooms, teachers have been instructing their students with a combination of written material, lectures and hands-on training. There is now a great deal of modern research to show that...