Magazine article Techniques

Letters

Magazine article Techniques

Letters

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Ivory Towers in a Real World

The journal of the Association for Career and Technical Education (or Techniques as you call it) is OK, but there's no real input from business and industry, and that's where voced has always missed the boat. Frankly, I don't look for things to change as long as there are state departments of education and universities staffed with ivory tower academics with no real-world experience.

--Theodore Shannon Director of Education and Training Columbus, Ohio

Editor's note: Theodore Shannon brings up a subject that many career and technical education professionals have debated before--the gap between the classroom and the workplace. How can teachers keep in touch with the real world and make sure students will be ready for it? One attempt at a solution has been to send teachers to the very places their students may one day be employed, where they participate in externships or summer projects. In the October issue we will feature articles about "teachers at work. …

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