Magazine article Techniques


Magazine article Techniques


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Monster of a Message Whoever wrote ["The Monster under the Bed," Interview with Stan Davis, (February 1998)] did a great job of representing his message.

He has a tremendous message for all educators and those designing learning systems for the future.

Thanks again and keep up the good work.

-James L. Hoerner, professor Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia Grateful AVA Rookie I recently joined the American Vocational Association and got my first issue of Techniques. I don't know why I didn't join years ago. Anyhow, I'm glad I did now.

The contents of Techniques are timely and important to me. Thanks for a good publication. I will look forward to future issues. -Tom Hull

Myrtle Creek, Oregon

A Car with Three Wheels? This letter is in response to the article entitled "Partial Quality Management?" (February, 1998).

...The greatest difficulty in bringing about improvement in a school is the need to change the culture. There are always skeptics and resisters. Robert Kennedy once said that "one-third of the people will be opposed to anything."

Some people believed the [TQM] movement to be "smoke and mirrors." If it was, then it produced some great results. As [author] James Eppard pointed out, the results were outstanding. It has been four years since my departure [as assistant principal of George Westinghouse Vocational and Technical High School] and a year and a half since the departure of [former principal] Lewis Rappaport. …

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