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. 5, May

Computer Technology Is a Bargain
If your electronics students are still fiddling with broken VCRs, it's time to change your curriculum. These Indiana students not only build computers, they maintain systems for entire high schools. Students at the New Albany, Indiana, Prosser School...
Earning and Learning
The School-to-Work Summer Challenge in Elizabethtown, Kentucky, is not a summer camp. Last year, 25 high school students spent two months of their summer vacation taking college-level courses and getting valuable work experienceand they had fun, too....
Farewell to the Journal
Welcome to a history-making issue. May is the last month you'll see the words Vocational Education Journal on the cover of this magazine. In September AVA will launch the new school year with a new name for its flagship publication: TECHNIQUES. Why the...
For Whom Does the Bell Curve Toll?
[This article was excerpted from a lecture sponsored by the Educational Press Association of America.] Just what is intelligence? Richard Herrnstein and Charles Murray [authors of the controversial book The Bell Curve] would have us believe that, except...
It's Been a Very Good Year
I can't believe my year as president is almost over. A lot has been accomplished this year through the hard work of your Executive Committee, Board of Directors, dedicated staff and, above all, our members. I want to extend my personal thanks to each...
Let's Make Some History
The American education system is at a crossroads. The business community, elected officials, parents and the general public seem to be seething with frustration over the lack of educational achievement of students and the perceived unresponsiveness of...
Letters
COLLECTOR'S ITEM? I have collected the Journal for many years and have used many articles in my classes. It is good to have a professional magazine which keeps the members of our organization informed! Thank you for your efforts! -Wanda C. Hightower...
Lively Connections
IT'S EASY TO ARGUE THAT LEARNING IN CONTEXT IS BETTER FOR STUDENTS BUT HARDER TO IMPLEMENT IN A SCHOOL SYSTEM WED TO TRADITIONAL METHODS. MEET SOME EDUCATORS WHO HAVE BEATEN THE ODDS. As an undergraduate a few years ago, I was involved in an interesting...
My Rookie Year
I gave up a $65,000 a year job with no overtime and little stress to teach people how to get a job and make a better life for themselves. I didn't know what I was getting myself into. After 14 years in the petrochemical industry, I joined Tulsa Technology...
Navigating the New Workplace
What do employers really want? Workers with not only higherlevel academics-- but the ability to apply them on the job, says the National Alliance of Business. How can educators prepare young people for the workplace when employers can't agree on the...
NET Gain
Resources on adult education may be of interest to many vocational educators. This installment of NET Gain covers the major electronic sources used by adult education researchers and practitioners. World Wide Web Sites Check out (http://www.ed.gov/EdRes/EdFed/index.html)...
Plan Your Work, Work Your Plan
Great Oaks Institute of Technology and Career Development is preparing each associate to design and use a business plan to achieve continuous improvement in: client satisfaction quality credibility accountability the positive image of each program and...
Refresher Course
Do your teachers see "professional development" as a nuisance that will take them away from their work for no real gain? Then it's time to offer some relevant in-service training that will really benefit your faculty-and ultimately the students. The...
Seeing Is Believing
Galt High School is located in a rural agriculture community in northeastern California, south of Sacramento. Some of the students there have never seen the workings of a big city hospital. On the other hand, some of the students at Palmdale High School...
Solving an Employer's Hiring Problem
A major, international air freight company in the Great Oaks region had an unusual problem: 500 entry-level job openings and no applicants. This prosperous company in the middle of Ohio's farmlands wanted to grow, but it had tapped out the prospective...
Summer Strides
Vacation season nears, but whether you're a counselor, teacher or student, summer also is the perfect opportunity to brush up on job skills. What better way to help high school counselors understand vocational-technical education than to make them vo-tech...
Teachers for Hire
Through a three-week externship program, occupational teachers in the Las Vegas area are updating their knowledge of the workplace and earning graduate-level credit in their specialties. Thirty-five occupational teachers spent three weeks last summer...
Today's "Trade and Industrial" Revolution
Those who prepare youth for careers in the traditional "trades" need fresh tools to meet new demands of business and industry Trade and industrial education. The backbone of voc ed. Those folks who first created partnerships with business, who helped...