Magazine article Techniques

Editor's Note

Magazine article Techniques

Editor's Note

Article excerpt

This month's issue of Techniques is devoted to the past, present and future of school-to-work--which we at ACTE also like to believe can mean school-to-career. We wanted to learn if the movement has lived up to its promise and is deserving of the faith many have placed in it.

Contributing writer Sandy Cutshall examines some successful school-to-work programs--from Florida to Maine to Missouri--to find out what has worked for them and how they have ensured that their programs are "keeping the faith" of school-to-careers. She also looked into funding options for state and local STW programs and spoke to a number of state coordinators about future plans for their programs

This issue also presents the first installment of a three-part series on accountability and assessment. Contributing editor Jennifer Shure looks at the way some states are meeting the accountability mandates of the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Amendments of 1998. In our special subject matters supplement on health occupations and careers, Shure presents some of the challenges health care professionals--and those who train them--will be facing as the baby boom generation reaches senior citizen status. …

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