Vocational Education Journal

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. 71, No. 1, January

A Matter of Respect
Suggestions for reforming schools and teacher preparation programs have by no means been limited to external voices. Those critiquing schools from outside the profession-such as politicians and business leaders-focus on the lack of skills possessed by...
And Then There Were Two
A look inside the slow demise of a once-proud graduate teacher education programIt used to be that Rutgers-New Jersey's state university-was where vocational education leaders were made. The Department of Vocational and Technical Education's doctoral...
Ascending to New Heights
National Board releases draft standards for voc ed "super credential"eachers in general have taken a lot of public abuse over the years in reports that have accused the education system of failing its students.Vocational teachers in particular often...
Attitude Makes the Difference
Charles Swindoll is credited with saying, "The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures,...
AVA's New Partnerships Hold Great Promise
The 1995 AVA convention in Denver is still fresh in our memory, but the staff here at headquarters is already busy preparing for the 1996 convention in Cincinnati, Ohio. The theme for the 1996 convention is "partnerships for success," and in many ways...
In Pursuit of a Straight Arrow
Buddy Nanney wasn't about to let a disability prevent him from bow hunting. He had been electrocuted and lost his lower left arm and left leg below th knee while working as a lineman for a utility company in 1970.A decade later, he took up bow hunting...
Real Focus on Tech Prep
Designing and implementing a successful tech prep program is a challenging task. But once it's up and running, how do you evaluate and prove its strengths and weaknesses? A manufacturing youth apprenticeship tech prep program in Rockford, Illinois, has...
Seams That Go Bump
Have you ever traveled down an old concrete highway marked with seams about every 20 to 30 feet? What you get is a "ka-thump-ka-thump-kathump" ride that becomes mere background noise after a while. All that changes, however, when you ride along continuous...
Standing Together
MERGER BETWEEN THREE HIGH SCHOOLS AND A TECHNICAL CENTER COULD RIVAL A BUSINESS DEALImagine teaching at a technical center with a faculty of eight. Then imagine coming in the next day to find the faculty expanded tenfold and the place transformed into...
Summary Statements for Vocational Education Standards
The requirements recommended by the Vocational Education Standards Committee for National Board certification are organized into the following 12 summary statements. The standards have been ordered to facilitate understanding, not to assign priorities.Creating...
The High-Tech Surge
Affordability and availability drive demand in computer fieldsThe computer industry is growing at a phenomenal rate as technology advances and prices fall, stimulating unprecedented demand from business, government and individuals. Industries ranging...
The New Teacher
Partnerships between universities and community colleges offer a new approach to teacher preparationWhat is a teacher? An avid learner, a cultured person, a devoted leader? Sounds like the Renaissance ideal of a productive citizen. That's exactly what...
The Right Prescription
This internship program with non-profit hospital benefits a wide range of students and the bottom lineA phone call interrupted my lecture to a group of drowsy-eyed electronics students. Sensing they needed a break, I stepped out to talk to Leo Velasques,...
The Taint of a Scandal
Scarce federal funding, dwindling enrollments, alternate teacher certification, public school teachers laid off-vocational teacher education in New Jersey already was plummeting by 1988. It didn't need a scandal.Gordon Ascher, the state's then assistant...
The Untapped Resource
The field of industrial technology education (ITE) has a serious shortage of qualified teachers. Of the 205 institutions that turned out industrial education teachers in 1980, more than 37 percent have shut their doors. Moreover, many of the remaining...
Unique Partnership
Before school-based enterprises (SBEs) became a popular term, an applied entrepreneurship project involving education and business participants was already operating in northern Wisconsin. Each year for the past 12 years, marketing education students...
Vocational Teacher Education: At a Crossroads
University leaders engage in soul searching to pinpoint reasons for a decline in programs and formulate an agenda for renewalPast, Present and FutureMost of the last decade's reports on education reform imply that it is teachers-better educated, prepared...

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