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Wang, Victor C. X., Ed. – Information Science Reference, 2010
In this information age, career and technical education (CTE) has become a multibillion dollar training enterprise. To make the students more competitive in the labor force and to make the nation economically strong and firms internationally competitive, everyone has to depend on CTE to train today's workers of various kinds. This book brings…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Educational Technology, Training Methods, Vocational Education
Gibbs, Hope J. – Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers, 2004
As more career and technical educators are faced with integrating academics into their curricula, workshops for teachers may help them to get started. In this brief article, Crystal B. Taylor, Ph.D., director of career, technical and adult education for the Roanoke City Public Schools in Virginia, describes four workshops on integrating academics…
Descriptors: Career Education, Technical Education, Teacher Workshops, Curriculum Development
Warger, Thomas, Ed. – EDUTECH Report, 2001
This document consists of 12 issues, an entire volume year, of the EDUTECH Report. The newsletter's purpose is to alert faculty and administrators to issues in educational technology. Each issue contains two feature articles, a page of news briefs, a preview of the upcoming issue, and a question and answer column. Most issues also contain brief…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Computer Uses in Education, Distance Education, Educational Administration
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Zirkle, Chris – Tech Directions, 2013
Providing a safe classroom and laboratory environment should be the first priority of any career-technical and technology/engineering education instructor. Doing so not only increases the opportunity for student learning, but it also keeps instructors "out of hot water" with respect to legal issues of liability. In today's litigious society, where…
Descriptors: Safety, Laboratory Safety, Legal Responsibility, Accidents
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Zirkle, Chris – Journal of Vocational Education Research, 2004
The use of distance education at postsecondary levels continues to grow, including utilization in career and technical teacher education. Despite distance education's "learn anytime, anywhere" approach, there can be significant institutional, faculty/instruction and student/learner barriers to implementation. This study examined the perceptions…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Higher Education, Distance Education, Vocational Education
Zirkle, Chris – Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers, 2004
Historically, career-technical teachers have focused primarily on the development of technical knowledge and skills, leaving the core academics to the teachers of math, science, language arts and other disciplines. Teachers as a whole have tended to teach their subject matter in a vacuum, as separate areas to be addressed with a narrow focus. This…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Vocational Education, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Integration
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Fletcher, Edward C., Jr.; Zirkle, Chris – Career and Technical Education Research, 2009
The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between high school curriculum tracks and student achievement outcomes through the consideration of degree attainment and occupational earnings. Data pertaining to graduates were analyzed through the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (NLSY) 1997 dataset. This study investigated the…
Descriptors: High Schools, Secondary School Curriculum, Track System (Education), Academic Degrees
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Zirkle, Chris – Journal of Vocational Education Research, 2003
Distance education, due to recent technological innovations, can provide almost the same instructional contact and interaction for the student as traditional settings. The growth of distance learning opportunities has allowed students to access courses and degree programs at their convenience. Educational institutions are creating new approaches…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Technical Education, Literature Reviews, Educational Research
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Zirkle, Chris; Winegardner, Amy – Journal of Career and Technical Education, 2005
Teacher retention has been of interest to educational researchers for over three decades. Various reasons for teacher attrition have been cited, including student discipline and motivation problems, working conditions, low salary, and a lack of administrator support. This descriptive survey research sought to determine the present status of…
Descriptors: Teacher Persistence, Intervention, Surveys, At Risk Students
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Zirkle, Chris – Tech Directions, 2002
Discusses the impending shortage of teachers in trade and industrial education and suggests a distance education approach to teacher preparation. Provides an overview of distance education; discusses methods, advantages, disadvantages, and issues; and offers implications for trade and industrial teacher education. (Contains 30 references.) (JOW)
Descriptors: Distance Education, Higher Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Shortage
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Zirkle, Chris – Journal of Industrial Teacher Education, 2002
A mail and e-mail questionnaire received 60 responses from 76 trade and industrial teacher education majors using distance learning. They reported difficulty scheduling general education courses; technical support and library access were limited. Isolation from advisors, job conflicts, and family constraints were concerns. Fewer technical and…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Distance Education, Higher Education, Teacher Education
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Zirkle, Chris – ATEA Journal, 2002
In the alternative licensure program for career and technical education teachers offered at the Ohio State University, some courses are entirely web based and others are web enhanced and include a combination of classroom time and Internet-based activities. Faculty concerns include time, technical expertise, and security. Student issues include…
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, Distance Education, Higher Education, Internet
Zirkle, Chris – Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers, 2002
Technological approaches are being implemented in an alternative licensure program for career and technical education teachers at the Ohio State University. Course assignments often require the use of the computer and many courses are Web-enhanced--they are offered primarily on campus and provide Web-based information or testing. (JOW)
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, Distance Education, Higher Education, Preservice Teacher Education
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Zirkle, Chris; Brenning, Jennifer; Marr, John – Community College Journal of Research & Practice, 2006
Due to teacher shortages and the need for increased diversity within the teaching profession, there is a renewed interest in the utilization of community colleges for the preparation of P--12 teachers. Various articulation models have been proposed in several states. This case study explores the collaboration between a large, urban community…
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Teacher Shortage, Community Colleges, Case Studies
Zirkle, Chris – 2001
The access barriers to distance education faced by inservice and preservice career and technical education (CTE) majors were examined through a survey of 76 students enrolled in undergraduate- and graduate-level CTE education programs. Completed questionnaires were received from 60 students (response rate, 78.9%). Forty respondents worked…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Students, Computer Uses in Education, Counseling Services
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