ERIC Number: ED468769
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
TECHcitement: Advances in Technological Education.
American Association of Community Colleges, Washington, DC.
This publication includes seven articles. "ATE Grants Generate Life-Changing Experiences" discusses the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Advanced Technological Education (ATE) grants, which provide seed money and other support that community college educators use to enhance technical training and improve math and science instruction. "Phone Call Has an Environmental Impact," discusses a collaboration between a Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) professor and a community college teacher of environmental technology. NSF funding has helped them develop curriculum modules that use MIT research. "ATE Changes Students' Lives" describes a program at L.A. Trade Technical College in Los Angeles, in which students are part of industry-standard testing procedures that utilize real-world chemical systems in a six-module curriculum. "iTEC Adds Soft Skills to Best of Breed IT Curricula" describes a collaborative program at Daytona Beach Community College in Florida that supplements the best information technology certification programs with Teach the Teachers (T3) instruction. Instructors who go through the iTEC program receive instruction for certification in computer programs and pedagogy for presenting the new software. "Mentorships Advance Community College Innovations" describes ways that mentors can be utilized in the area of technology. Finally, "Teacher Preparation" details the role community colleges play in helping to resolve the urgent need for certified teachers across the nation. (NB)
Descriptors: Access to Computers, College Curriculum, Community Colleges, Computer Uses in Education, Environmental Education, Institutional Cooperation, Teacher Certification, Teacher Education, Technological Literacy, Technology Education, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
For full text: http://www.aacc.nche.edu/.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: American Association of Community Colleges, Washington, DC.