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. 69, No. 3, March

A New Take on On-the-Job Training
There is a growing body of evidence that people learn more efficiently and perform more competently when motivated by the desire or need to solve real-world problems. Learning is less efficient when formal knowledge is delivered in the abstract and when...
Books - Becoming a Teacher by Robin Grusko and Judy Kramer
Written in a conversational tone with a generous sprinkling of anecdotes, Becoming A Teacher is an enjoyable professional reference book for both new and experienced faculty in any setting. Drawing on 25 years of combined teaching experience, the authors...
Brazilian Entrepreneur Finds Land of Opportunity in Utah
Eight years ago, Feliciano Silva Filho was sitting on a Miami staircase with $10 in his pocket, having just arrived from his native Brazil."I knew then that I would succeed at something while I was here." And he was right. Today, he owns a flourishing...
Craftmanship 2000
In 1989 a group of Tulsa executives created Craftsmanship 2000 to address the demands of industry for more highly skilled workers. It is a partnership of local industry, Tulsa Public Schools, Tulsa Technology Center, Tulsa Junior College and the Metropolitan...
Don't Serve Warmed-Over Work Study
Educators who have experience with apprenticeship programs usually view them as a practical system designed to deliver educational experiences that encompass more than mere job training. The goal of the apprenticeship method of education is the preparation...
Focusing on Agricultural Issues
Americans are more concerned than ever about the quality of their lives. We've come to expect the highest possible standard of well-being for ourselves and our children. Any threat to that well-being--real or imagined--evokes a strong response.Unfortunately,...
Follow the Market
Across the land there are signs that the heart of the U.S. economy is pumping more strongly now. You probably have seen some of them in your own community.The Wall Street Journal reports that home building is booming so much in many localities around...
Impact of Industry Standards
Trade and industrial education is stepping into the next century with national skill standards to meet the challenges required for a highly skilled, competitive national economy. What can standards do for trade and industrial education? They can: improve...
Linking Apprenticeship with Tech Prep
Tech prep has been hailed as a groundbreaking movement. Its blend of rigorous academic and technical study in high school and links to community and technical colleges provide a pathway to many high-tech careers that don't require baccalaureate degrees....
No Four Walls Could Hold This School
Michael Cosby walks stiffly to an imaginary chalkboard, his handsome and normally smiling face forced into a grimace. With his back to the "class," he pantomimes a teacher's scrawl. "Today our aim is to discuss chapter 3 of your reading," he says in...
Rallying 'Round Apprenticeship
At least every decade, policymakers adopt a new or recycled solution for the reform of public education.In the 1980s they called for "back to basics" and increased academic requirements. While this helped speed the stampede of graduates toward universities,...
Reinventing Education
When I was asked to speak at the AVA convention and to turn my speech into a short article, I was flattered. But even more I felt excited about the opportunity to reach directly thousands of people who will be critical to the success of new systems for...
School to Work Opportunities
School-to-work transition--and the restructuring of vocational-technical education--may have achieved an historic turning point in November 1992 with the election of Bill Clinton as President of the United States.Long a recognized leader in the education...
Science Made Fun
Science has a bad reputation among most kids. It usually means memorizing formulas and dissecting frogs and conducting messy experiments for no clearly understood goal. So why is science class at Peterson Middle School one of the absolute favorites of...
The Need for Agricultural Literacy
Agricultural education traditionally has focused on preparing individuals for careers in agriculture. According to the National Research Council's 1988 report, Understanding Agriculture: New Directions for Education, agriculture is too important a topic...
Time-Honored or Timeworn?
Youth apprenticeship. Tech prep. School-based enterprises. Mentoring. Entrepreneurship. Cooperative education.Wait a minute. Does it make sense to mention co-op in the same breath with all those reform-minded terms? Isn't it part of the "old" vocational...
Urge Kids to Get an Early Start on Careers
Talking about career exploration in elementary school raises the hackles of people who say we cannot ask youngsters to make long-term career decisions. They're right. We can, however, start young people thinking about what they are going to do someday...
Author Advanced search

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.