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. 82, No. 1, January

2006 Annual Report to Members: A NEW HISTORY
PRESIDENT'S MESSAGEMany people don't know this, but in 2006, the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) quietly celebrated its 80th anniversary. It was in 1926 that our career and technical education (CTE) predecessors saw the need to...
Addressing Welding Technician Education
OVER THE LAST TWO YEARS THE OHIO STATE University (OSU) and Lorain County Community College (LCCC) have been investigating the state of welding technician education. The investigation has concluded that there is not a formal definition of a welding...
A Long and Diverse Career in Delaware's Career-Tech System
DERRICKSON FINDS GREAT REWARD IN WORKING TO MAINTAIN HIGHSTANDARDS IN STATE'S APPRENTICESHIP SYSTEM.DALE DERRICKSON'S INVOLVEMENT IN CAREER and technical education in Delaware spans more than four decades. It began in the 1960s when he started working...
A Long and Diverse Career in Delaware's Career-Tech System: Derrickson Finds Great Reward in Working to Maintain High Standards in State's Apprenticeship System
DALE DERRICKSON'S INVOLVEMENT IN CAREER and technical education in Delaware spans more than four decades. It began in the 1960s when he started working on the family farm; his career incarnations have been diverse since then, ranging from a carpenter...
A Model of the Career Academy Concept
WHEN CAREER AND TECHNlCAL EDUCATION IS INTEGRATED WITH ACADEMICS IN SMALLER LEARNING COMMUNITIES, IT CAN BE A MODEL FOR STUDENT SUCCESS.In New York's Putnam and Northern Westchester counties, the eight career academies of the Tech Center at Yorktown...
A Model of the Career Academy Concept: When Career and Technical Education Is Integrated with Academics in Smaller Learning Communities, It Can Be a Model for Student Success
In New York's Putnam and Northern Westchester counties, the eight career academies of the Tech Center at Yorktown are not only providing hands-on programs that teach job-related skills, but a team of evaluators from the Association for Career and Technical...
A New History: 2006 Annual Report to Members
PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Many people don't know this, but in 2006, the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) quietly celebrated its 80th anniversary. It was in 1926 that our career and technical education (CTE) predecessors saw the need...
An Exciting Time
THIS IS SUCH AN EXCITING TIME FOR CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION and ACTE, and I want to share all of it with you. The trouble for me is finding a way to express that excitement in words. I recently came across a column I wrote in 2004 and the message,...
Changing Traditional Roles in the World of Work
FOLLOWING YOUR DREAM SOMETIMES MEANS FOLLOWING A CAREER PATH THAT IS NOT WIDELY TRAVELED BY OTHERS OF YOUR GENDER, AS TWO OF THE STUDENTS AT VERMONT'S STAFFORD TECHNICAL CENTER ARE PROVING.ALTHOUGH MAJOR STRIDES HAVE BEEN made in recent years in what...
Changing Traditional Roles in the World of Work: Following Your Dream Sometimes Means Following a Career Path That Is Not Widely Traveled by Others of Your Gender, as Two of the Students at Vermont's Stafford Technical Center Are Proving
ALTHOUGH MAJOR STRIDES HAVE BEEN made in recent years in what we will call occupational desegregation, a high degree of difference still remains in occupations that have traditionally been considered to be "gender specific." Employment analysts continue...
Columbiana County Career and Technical Center
THE COLUMBIANA COUNTY CAREER AND TECHNICAL Center's (CCCTC) health academy was started in response to the nation's health care worker shortage and the decline in high school students pursuing college course work in the science and health care fields....
Columbiana County Career and Technical Center
SCHOOL SPOTLIGHTTHE COLUMBIANA CAREER AND TECHNICAL Center's (CCCTC) health academy was started in response to the nation's health care worker shortage and the decline in high school students pursuing college course work in the science and health care...
Democratic Takeover . . . Now What?
DO YOU REMEMBER ALL OF THE PROMISES MADE in the political ads we viewed this past November? Many campaigns promised a change in course and a new direction. But how much of this rhetoric will actually become reality now that Democrats are in the majority,...
Democratic Takeover ... Now What?
DO YOU REMEMBER ALL OF THE PROMISES MADE in the political ads we viewed this past November? Many campaigns promised a change in course and a new direction. But how much of this rhetoric will actually become reality now that Democrats are in the majority,...
Dramatically Improve How and Where Academic Content Is Taught
THIS ARTICLE IS THE FOURTH IN A YEAR LONG SERIES THAT WILL MORE CLOSELY EXAMINE THE RECOMMENDATIONS MADE IN ACTE'S HIGH SCHOOL REFORM POSITION STATEMENT AND HIGHLIGHT BEST PRACTICES FOR IMPLEMENTING EACH OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS.THE FOURTH RECOMMENDATION...
Dramatically Improve How and Where Academic Content Is Taught: This Article Is the Fourth in a Yearlong Series That Will More Closely Examine the Recommendations Made in ACTE's High School Reform Position Statement and Highlight Best Practices for Implementing Each of the Recommendations
THE FOURTH RECOMMENDATION IN ACTE'S high school reform position statement is to dramatically improve how and where academic content is taught. Even as advanced academic course-taking and high school graduation requirements have increased, student achievement...
Extreme School Makeover Career Academy Edition
SOMETIMES A GOOD SCHOOL CAN BECOME AN EVEN BETTER ONE WITH A CAREER ACADEMY MAKEOVER.When Tennessee's Hamilton County school district received an $8 million grant for school reform from the Carnegie Foundation-which was matched by the Public Education...
Extreme School Makeover: Career Academy Edition: Sometimes a Good School Can Become an Even Better One with a Career Academy Makeover
When Tennessee's Hamilton County school district received an $8 million grant for school reform from the Carnegie Foundation--which was matched by the Public Education Foundation--our approach was different from the other 10 systems that received the...
How to Select a Project Delivery Method for School Facilities
HOW CAN OUR FACILITIES IMPROVE students' learning environment? What is a facilities master plan? How do I select a professional planning or design firm?The first three articles in this series offered insight and guidance on these key topics. This month,...
How to Select a Project Delivery Method for School Facilities: The Fourth in Our Series on Improving Environments for Learning Explains the Project Delivery Methods Available and How to Select the Right One for Your Needs
HOW CAN OUR FACILITIES IMPROVE students' learning environment? What is a facilities master plan? How do I select a professional planning or design firm? The first three articles in this series offered insight and guidance on these key topics. This...
Inside Acte
Celebrate CTE MonthCareer and Technical Education (CTE) Month is only a month away, and planning has started in many schools. Next month, in February, these schools and other educational institutions across the country will celebrate the importance,...
International Workforce Development Perspectives: Germany and the United States
EXPERTS IN GERMANY AND THE UNITED STATES RESPOND TO QUESTIONS ABOUT CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION IN THEIR RESPECTIVE COUNTRIES.NEAR THE END OF MAY 2006, I participated in a 10-day research project pertaining to the dual apprenticeship system in Munich,...
International Workforce Development Perspectives: Germany and the United States: Experts in Germany and the United States Respond to Questions about Career and Technical Education in Their Respective Countries
NEAR THE END OF MAY 2006, I participated in a 10-day research project pertaining to the dual apprenticeship system in Munich, Germany. Across the globe, it is no secret to people involved with career and technical education (CTE) that the German apprenticeship...
News Clips
"Vo-tech students will take standard tests"-Verde Independent (Az.), Novembers 3, 2006The state legislature is changing the way Joint Technological Education Districts (JTED) will offer courses. Soon, vocational students will be given standardized tests...
Pathways to Postsecondary: Indiana Career Majors
THE INDIANA CAREER MAJORS INITIATIVE IS INCREASING STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT AS WELL AS HELPING STUDENTS TRANSITION SEAMLESSLY INTO POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION.Education today for the work of tomorrow must take on an entirely new look if the United States is to...
Pathways to Postsecondary: Indiana Career Majors: The Indiana Career Majors Initiative Is Increasing Student Achievement as Well as Helping Students Transition Seamlessly into Postsecondary Education
Education today for the work of tomorrow must take on an entirely new look if the United States is to remain competitive in the global economy. Today's students need to be critical thinkers and problem solvers, have excellent communication and digital...
Phlebotomist
PHLEBOTOMISTS ARE SPECIALIZED CLINICAL SUPPORT workers who draw blood from patients or blood donors for medical testing. They need to ensure that the blood is taken correctly without contaminating the blood samples; otherwise, the test results may...
Phlebotomist
PHLEBOTOMISTS ARE SPECIALIZED CLINICAL SUPPORT workers who draw blood from patients or blood donors for medical testing. They need to ensure that the blood is taken correctly without contaminating the blood samples; otherwise, the test results may be...
Preparing New Administrators in Oklahoma
FACED WITH THE IMPENDING RETIREMENT OF MANY of their technology center administrators, the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education took a proactive approach. The department now sponsors the Technology Center Administrator Program (TechCAP),...
Preparing New Administrators in Oklahoma
FACED WITH THE IMPENDING RETIREMENT OF MANY of their technology center administrators, the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education took a proactive approach. The department now sponsors the Technology Center Administrator Program (TechCAP),...
Product Showcase
EQUIPMENTNew Servo Wizard Yields more Accuracy than SteppersThe new Servo Wizard Router from Techno Inc. was created especially for the technical educational environment in order to train, prototype, and machine 3-D objects. The Servo Wizard comes completely...
Put the Oxygen Mask on Yourself First
EDUCATORS HAVE SO MANY PEOPLE WHO DEPEND UPON THEM, BUT THEY MUST REMEMBER TO TAKE CARE OF THEMSELVES SO THAT THEY WILL BE ABLE TO TAKE CARE OF OTHERSTHE SCHOOL YEAR WAS ONLY A FEW MINUTES old when I realized that we had a new school year, with the same...
Put the Oxygen Mask on Yourself First: Educators Have So Many People Who Depend upon Them, but They Must Remember to Take Care of Themselves So That They Will Be Able to Take Care of Others
THE SCHOOL YEAR WAS ONLY A FEW MINUTES old when I realized that we had a new school year, with the same old problems. As a counselor, I am sometimes seen as a "helper" to my colleagues. In fact, some days, I deal with as many teacher problems as student...
The Essential Paralegal
OPENING STATEMENT:AS THE EVIDENCE WILL SHOW, PARALEGALS HAVE BECOME A VITAL PART OF TODAY'S LAW OFFICES.AS A PRACTICING YOUNG ATTORNEY, Thomas Jefferson once said, "A lawyer without books would be like a workman without tools."There is no doubt that,...
The Essential Paralegal: Opening Statement: As the Evidence Will Show, Paralegals Have Become a Vital Part of Today's Law Offices
AS A PRACTICING YOUNG ATTORNEY, Thomas Jefferson once said, "A lawyer without books would be like a workman without tools." There is no doubt that, if Jefferson were practicing law today, he would have added the word paralegals to the word books...
The Homework Debate
THE RECENT PUBLICATION OF ALFIE KOHN'S book, The Homework Myth: Why Our Kids Get Too Much of a Bad Thing, has refueled the great homework debate. Kohn asserts that decades of investigation have failed to provide evidence that homework is beneficial...
The Homework Debate
THE RECENT PUBLICATION OF ALFIE KOHN'S book, The Homework Myth: Why Our Kids Get Too Much of a Bad Thing, has refueled the great homework debate. Kohn asserts that decades of investigation have failed to provide evidence that homework is beneficial for...
The Premier Educational Delivery System
THE PUBLIC'S PERCEPTION OF NO CHILD LEFT Behind (NCLB) is one of confusion. Most people, including educators, expect that public schools should be accountable and should have high standards. Yet, when thoroughly investigated, NCLB goals are statistically...