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. 72, No. 4, April

Block Grant Question Remains Unanswered
Will Congress merge vocational-technical education programs into a block grant with job training and adult education? Right now we're still uncertain. The House and Senate are laying plans for vocational-technical education legislation, but there is...
Confronting a Growing Problem
Workplace sexual harassment lawsuits are one gauge of the situation in the workplace. And by that measure, the problem is a major one, and growing. Last year 15,342 cases were logged, more than double the number in 1990. Although more men are filing...
Feds Move on Training Reform
The federal government is moving to reorganize its job training programs even without a job training reform law, says Acting Assistant Secretary of the Employment and Training Administration Raymond Uhalde. Uhalde. told a House subcommittee that President...
FFA Student Takes a Stand, Sues the Schoolboard
When the Tulia, Texas, school board voted to implement random drug testing on students-including those not suspected of using drugs-high school senior Hollister Gardner made it very clear he was opposed to the measure. Never mind that his father is a...
In Search of Meaning ... Not Money
U.S. colleges turned out about 50,000 fewer teachers than schools needed last year. But a recent career trend may help alleviate that as more professionals turn to teaching in search of rewarding work. Four years ago Mary Wolfe was living the hectic...
In Search of Meaning.Not Money
U.S. colleges turned out about 50,000 fewer teachers than schools needed last year. But a recent career trend may help alleviate that as more professionals turn to teaching in search of rewarding work. Four years ago Mary Wolfe was living the hectic...
Mentoring-It's Payback Time
Mentoring is a word we hear a lot these days, and for good reasons. As many types of employment responsibilities become more complicated, the role of a mentor is becoming increasingly important. Most of us probably have had more than one mentor in our...
NET Gain
The future of work is a topic that should interest all occupational educators. In The End of Work, author Jeremy Rifkin argues for a shortened workweek (25 to 30 hours), which he says would provide more jobs. He also urges a new, publicly funded economic...
No Easy Path for Women in Non-Traditional Careers
They can earn a lot more money as machinists or auto mechanics than they would as clerks or child-care workers--almost a half-million dollars more over a lifetime according to one estimate. Vocational educators are encouraged to recruit more girls into...
Spreading the Wealth
Community collges continue to broaden their educational reach to such new audiences as returning college graduates, industry workers and welfare recipients. During her years at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon, Kimberly Irwin never dreamed...
Spreading the Wealth
Community colleges continue to broaden their educational reach to such new audiences as returning college graduates, industry workers and welfare recipients. During her years at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon, Kimberly Irwin never dreamed a local...
State Update
State Update highlights the activities of members and other organizations at the state and regional level Readers are encouraged to send submissions to: Techniques, 1410 King St., Alexandria, VA 22314, or fax to (703) 683-7424. ALABAMA-The state board...
Strategic Plan: Goals 4 and 5
Goal 4: Lead in the development and attainment of the highest standards of professionalism by AVA members. Goal 5: Be a premier organization for professional development of all individuals involved in preparing youth and adults for careers. These two...
Striking a Chord
One of the surprise stars of the American Vocational Association's convention in Cincinnati was a hometown teacher with a message her peers clearly needed to hear, that vocational educators have every reason to feel great about their jobs. On the...
STW Success Times Three
Once schools have developed school-to-work programs, they must manage them effectively. Here are three examples af continuing successes. An Arizona partnership "The type of entry-level employee that AlliedSignal is looking for is one who can work with...
Taking Aim at Bias in School and the Workplace
Posting a sexual harassment policy usually isn't enough to prevent discrimination. Workplace consultants and equity specialists say education is the answer. In today's workforce harassment is all too familiar for many women who enter the mostly male...
Testing the Waters of Career Choice
New technology for testing and assessment helps move students toward successful careers. Innovative products and online technology has made it easier than ever to test students' aptitudes and steer them to the right career pathways. The revamped art...
Testing the Waters of Career Choice: New Technology for Testing and Assessment Helps Move Students toward Successful Careers
New technology for testing and assessment helps move students toward successful careers. Innovative products and online technology has made it easier than ever to test students' aptitudes and steer them to the right career pathways. The revamped...
This Is Agriculture?
Teenagers trade futures and draw on the city's past at award-winning Chicago Ag high school Divinity O'Connor attends a school with a farm, five rabbits, five chickens and two turkeys. The Chicago inner-city youngster had never set foot on a farm-much...
This Is Agriculture? Teenagers Trade Futures and Draw on the City's Past at Award-Winning Chicago Ag High School
Teenagers trade futures and draw on the city's past at award-winning Chicago Ag high school Divinity O'Connor attends a school with a farm, five rabbits, five chickens and two turkeys. The Chicago inner-city youngster had never set foot on a farm--much...
Will Tech Prep Survive School-to-Work?
Some of the questions I hear most frequently when I speak at educational conferences include: Is tech prep dead? Are tech prep and school-to-work related? If they are, do they have a future together? With respect to the first question, my answer...
Will Tech Prep Survive School-to-Work?
Some of the questions I hear most frequently when I speak at educational conferences include: Is tech prep dead? Are tech prep and school-towork related? If they are, do they have a future together? With respect to the first question, my answer is: It...

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