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. 70, No. 2, February

A Call for Standards
As a professional educator who tries to keep abreast of the latest trends and issues, no doubt you have read about or at least heard that voluntary national skill standards are being developed for a number of industries. Most recent references to their...
A Good Start at Dialogue on Apprenticeship -- Making the Grade by John R. McKernan
For anyone who has been in the field of education for even a few years, this book may invoke deja vu. In telling us why a "revolution is needed," McKernan trots out all the rhetoric we've been hearing since the 1980s.Only after 124 pages of this trip...
Case by Case
True cooperation is essential to the successful integration of vocational and academic education. Teachers must plan together--and work together--so they can reinforce each other's material. The goal for all is to help students learn.In abstract, educators...
Consortium Seeks to Shape New Workforce
As we know from last year's Congressional battle, the high cost of and increased demand for health care, rapid technological change and dramatic employment growth in the field has fueled an outpouring of studies, proposals and legislative initiatives...
Continuous Improvement
With the focus of this month's Journal on professional development, it may be beneficial to address the subject in its larger context to gain a total appreciation of its essential importance to teaching and learning. For I believe that the pursuit of...
For Teachers, a Dearth of Education
Lifelong learning has become a familiar catch phrase Educators and employers have realized that it is critical for today's workers, who must continually update their skills to keep up with marketplace demands. Continual training is critical if this nation...
It's off to Work We Go
Too often changes in education are based on the latest experiment. Professional development programs that have been effective in the past often are discarded or forgotten. Before we spend too much valuable time and money wandering blindly down the paths...
Learning to Be Leaders
For two educators who wanted to strengthen their leadership qualities and seek challenging administrative positions, the Ohio Vocational Education Leadership Institute was just the ticket.OVELI, the brainchild of former university professor Robert Taylor...
Making the Most of a Large Conference
Have you ever been to Hilton Head, Tampa, Nashville, Birmingham, Atlanta, St. Louis or Orlando? If your answer is "no," you should plan to attend a large convention in the near future.The Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) conference has been held...
North Carolina Surveys HOE Teachers
A statewide survey of health occupations teachers was recently completed by the North Carolina Health Occupations Education Task Force on Teacher Qualifications. The instrument addressed duties of the health occupations teacher in seven areas: program...
Rigorous Programs Lead to Plentiful, High-Paying Jobs
In Port Huron, Michigan, we have more job openings than we have graduates," says John Borris, chair of industrial technology at St. Clair County Community College. "Half a dozen companies called me last month."Borris is among many postsecondary and secondary...
Taking the Bull by the Horns
School-to-work transition was a fitting theme for the American Vocational Association's 1994 convention and trade show, as many of the 6,000 educators who came to Dallas in December for the annual event were eager to soak up as much as they could about...
When Teachers Are the Students: Take a Walk on the Wild Side
Have you ever wished you could break away from those traditional teaching methods and try something new that you've learned at an in-service? How about something really different, like drawing a lesson about guiding students through learning from a rock-climbing...
Window to the World
Your school district most likely can't afford to send all its teachers to out-of-town conferences. Your state may have cut back on its vocational-technical staff and in-services. But there's a relatively inexpensive tool available that can help you plug...
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