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Articles from Vol. 72, No. 8, November/December

Coalition Members: The "V" Word Isn't Taking Care of Business
The word "vocational" is at best unduly limiting and at worst a public relations disaster. That's the consensus of a cross-section of business and education leaders who are members of AVA's School-to-Work Partners coalition. They say a name change for...
Finding Poetry in Prototypes
To make sure he's covering the academic bases in engineering technology, Southridge teacher Jim Hendricks thinks up lots of projects. Every assignment sheet breaks each project into English, math, science, social studies and technical components so students...
Jumpstart Integration Efforts
Of all the education reform efforts of the 1990s, curriculum integration provides the greatest opportunity for business education teachers to update and energize their programs. As author Norton Grubb has said, "Integration can be interpreted as efforts...
Mixing It Up
Don't look for the math wing at Southridge-there isn't one. All teachers at this Washington state high school commingle in a new building designed with an eye toward curriculum integration. Students in Jim Hendricks's engineering lab better be ready...
NET Gain
Calendars of events, including meetings and conferences, appear on the Web sites of several vocational educationrelated organizations. This installment of "NET Gain" highlights five of the more substantive calendars. For comparison of coverage the calendars...
No Percentage in New ID for AVA-Yet
"Whatever we're going to call [vocational education], let's all call it the same thing," says noted educator Dale Parnell, who further urges the American Vocational Association to "bring some closure" to the issue. That's AVA's long-term goal, says Executive...
Silver Anniversary-Or Is It Chrome?
World War II was drawing to a close and a vision of a postwar America ignited a spark in the mind of Andy Althouse, now assistant director of vocational education for Detroit Public Schools. Althouse realized that after the war there would be great opportunity...
Spinning a Yarn
USING UNORTHODOX TOOLS TO FIND CONNECTIONS, INDIANA TEACHERS AND STUDENTS END UP WRITING A BOOK AND ARRANGING OTHER PROJECTS TO BLEND SUBJECT AREAS. There is nothing like having your own child in class to see what integrated curriculum is all about....
STW Connections
What is the school-to-work connection for business education? This is a question many business educators are debating. Business educators must approach school-to-work in a proactive way. It is an opportunity for business educators to: share program successes;...
What Teachers Think of Teacher Education
In the fall of 1995 the Council for Basic Education mailed surveys to 1,650 teachers to learn how well their education prepared them for teaching; most of these teachers were award winners. CBE also surveyed all the teachers certified by the National...
Where Are They Now?
Woodland High School,Woodland, CA comprehensive high school, grades 10-12 THEY WERE SOME OF THE PIONEERS IN CURRICULUM INTEGRATION WHEN WE WROTE ABOUT THEM IN 1991 AND 1992: WOODLAND HIGH SCHOOL IN WOODLAND, CA; POLYTECH HIGH SCHOOL IN WOODSIDE, DE;...
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