Magazine article Techniques

As One Chapter Closes, This CTE Leader Looks to the Future

Magazine article Techniques

As One Chapter Closes, This CTE Leader Looks to the Future

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AS THE NATIONAL DISSEMINATION CENTER FOR CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION CLOSES, ITS LEADER REMINISCES AND LOOKS AHEAD.

FOR THE PAST SEVEN YEARS THE NATIONAL Dissemination Center for Career and Technical Education (NDCCTE) has been an invaluable resource in the career-tech community. At the helm was Floyd McKinney who has had a long career in the field; he got his first taste of career-tech as an agriculture science student in high school. NDCCTE closed Dec. 31, 2006, when its contract with the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE) expired. The center, comprised of a consortium of postsecondary institutions, served as a primary source of research-based information to "affect the quality of knowledge and understanding necessary to advance career and technical education in the United States."

Looking back over the years, McKinney is most proud of the center's use of technology to disseminate information through vehicles such as Webcasts, which McKinney says enhanced the ability of researchers to relay information to career-tech practitioners.

"I think technology is going to make tremendous differences in the way we convey information," McKinney says.

McKinney is also pleased with the center's success in identifying and disseminating information about exemplary programs. He notes that the career-tech field has not always focused on programs of superior quality, and having such information is necessary to move the field forward. During its contract the center identified 67 exemplary and promising secondary, postsecondary, and adult career and technical education programs. …

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