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Wichowski, Chester P. – Online Submission, 2011
A research and development effort was undertaken to provide definition and validate the emerging role of the Work-Based Learning Teacher Coordinator through the use of a DACUM process in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Cooperative Education Association with funding support provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Career…
Descriptors: Instructor Coordinators, Cooperative Education, Vocational Education, Occupational Information
Wichowski, Chester P. – Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers (J1), 2011
Reading is a fundamental skill. It is central to all learning and contributes to success in school as well as in the workplace. The development of reading skills in the career and technical education (CTE) classroom is important for several reasons. The development of student reading skills in the CTE classroom can be supported by any CTE teacher…
Descriptors: Reading Strategies, Reading Skills, Vocational Education, Reading Improvement
Wichowski, Chester P.; Kormanik, Gina; Evans, Cindy – Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers (J3), 2008
On October 25, 2006, the Academic Standards for Career Education and Work (CEW) were introduced to the public as a component of the Pennsylvania School Code. Developed by an expert panel of academic and career and technical educators, guidance counselors, persons from the business community, and several governmental agencies, these standards were…
Descriptors: Career Education, Academic Standards, Education Work Relationship, School Counselors
Wichowski, Chester P.; Nunez, Frances – Online Submission, 2005
A survey was conducted among a population of 350 Career and Technical Education, CTE, teachers from 12 Career Technical Education Centers, CTC, sites in seven counties throughout Pennsylvania (return rate = 64%). The participating schools demographic settings, which were selected by the respondents, were closely divided between rural (37.9%) and…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Measures (Individuals), Technical Education, Language Skills
Wichowski, Chester P.; Heberley, Gloria – Online Submission, 2004
This survey was conducted by the Association for Professional Development in Career and Technical Education, APDCTE, as a professional service. The idea for this originated during the APDCTE executive breakfast meeting during the 2003 Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) Annual Convention in Orlando Florida. The goal of this…
Descriptors: Technical Education, Professional Services, Test Validity, Professional Development
Gallo, Gail; Wichowski, Chester P. – 1999
This first of two guides on Netscape Communicator 4.5 contains six lessons on the basic functions of the Navigator component. Lesson 1 covers terminology and methods to connect to the World Wide Web, hardware needed, and a Netscape Communicator overview. Lesson 2 introduces the Navigator window, toolbars, and menus, and how to change the default…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Computer Literacy, Computer Science Education, Downloading
Gallo, Gail; Wichowski, Chester P. – 1999
This second of two guides on Netscape Communicator 4.5 contains six lessons on advanced searches, multimedia, and composing a World Wide Web page. Lesson 1 is a review of the Navigator window, toolbars, and menus. Lesson 2 covers AltaVista's advanced search tips, searching for information excluding certain text, and advanced and nested Boolean…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Computer Literacy, Computer Science Education, Downloading
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Gallo, Gail; Wichowski, Chester P. – 1998
This paper outlines the basic information teachers need to know to use the World Wide Web for research and communication, using Netscape 3.04. Topics covered include the following: what is the World Wide Web?; what is a browser?; accessing the Web; moving around a web document; the Uniform Resource Locator (URL); Bookmarks; saving and printing a…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Educational Needs, Information Sources, Online Systems
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Wichowski, Chester P.; And Others – 1996
The second part of a study of educational outcomes for high school students in Pennsylvania collected data from a statewide randomly selected sample of 3,364 members of the business and industrial community; a mailed survey yielded 749 usable returns (22 percent). Data analysis included an inspection of survey demographics, a review of descriptive…
Descriptors: Competence, Educational Attitudes, Educational Needs, Employer Attitudes
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Wichowski, Chester P.; Walker, Thomas J. – 1996
The Temple University Center for Vocational Education Professional Personnel Development (PPD), one of three regional centers in Pennsylvania, used qualitative strategies for steering PPD programs. Center personnel found that collecting quantitative data was absolutely necessary to determine whether objectives were being met, but was not always…
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Inservice Teacher Education, Interviews, Needs Assessment
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Wichowski, Chester P.; Erwin, Nancy Budnovitch; Walker, Thomas J. – 1997
Pennsylvania has three regional Professional Personnel Development Centers responsible for the delivery of services around a block of common objectives designed to meet the professional development needs of vocational educators. The Developing a Curriculum (DACUM) process has been used to address two areas of need identified by the Temple…
Descriptors: Cooperative Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Needs, Graduate Study
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Wichowski, Chester P. – 1993
This workshop presenter's handbook was developed to provide assistance to those who will serve as Principles of Technology trainers of science, industrial arts/technology education, and mathematics teachers throughout Pennsylvania. The handbook provides trainers with presentation materials, transparency masters, suggested activities, and selected…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, High Schools, Industrial Arts Teachers, Inservice Teacher Education
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Wichowski, Chester P. – Journal of Epsilon Pi Tau, 1983
Describes a method for the identification, exploration, and analysis of trends and issues in vocational education. This research methodology (1) could contribute to the development of a uniform database, (2) could help to identify common concerns, and (3) could develop intervention strategies to maximize the forward motion of trends. (JOW)
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Educational Trends, Research Methodology, Trade and Industrial Education
Wichowski, Chester P. – 1983
Findings are reported of a survey to determine researchable problems or implications for trade and industrial education as they might be stimulated by "The Final Report of The Vocational Education Study, Publication No. 8," directed by Henry David in 1981 for the National Institute of Education. Research questions and implications provided by…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Disadvantaged, Educational Improvement, Educational Planning
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Wichowski, Chester P.; And Others – 1992
A study was conducted to determine educators' opinions about what students must know and/or be able to do to graduate from high school and the blend of academic and vocational education courses that should be used for the achievement of the learning outcomes. Using a survey form developed for the project, data were collected from administrators,…
Descriptors: Academic Education, Administrator Attitudes, Course Content, Educational Needs
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