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Zinser, Richard – Education & Training, 2015
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore how vocational education and training (VET) in Ukraine has changed since the Soviet era; and to determine its structure, successes, and challenges. Design/methodology/approach: The author conducted interviews and tours at 15 vocational schools in seven cities in Ukraine. Findings: Ukraine is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Educational Change, Interviews
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Feutz, Michael; Zinser, Richard – Journal of Technology Studies, 2012
This study provides an in-depth analysis of recent graduates' experience with completing an engineering technology program and entering the profession. It is unique because the study was conducted on a baccalaureate-level program and because it helps fill a gap in the literature. The phenomenological method was used to obtain qualitative data to…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Engineering Technology, Graduate Students, Phenomenology
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Manley, R. Adam; Zinser, Richard – Education & Training, 2012
Purpose: The purpose of this project was to create a contemporary taxonomy of Career and Technical Education (CTE) teacher competencies in order to evaluate and improve CTE teacher education. Design/methodology/approach: This study utilized a modified Delphi technique with a large sample of CTE experts--teachers, administrators, and…
Descriptors: Delphi Technique, Needs Assessment, Vocational Education, Teacher Competencies
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Zinser, Richard; Poledink, Paul – Journal of Technology Education, 2005
The Ford Motor Company launched a new pre-engineering curriculum for high schools in the Fall of 2004. Building on an earlier manufacturing program, the development process for the Ford Partnership for Advanced Studies took approximately three years. Ford and the course designers wanted the new program to incorporate the best principles and…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Integrated Curriculum, Technology Education, High Schools
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Zinser, Richard – Education + Training, 2003
Western Michigan University's technical teacher education program developed a course on teaching career and employability skills using state standards and benchmarks as a framework. Preservice teachers complete five projects: job shadowing, professional portfolio, written lesson plan, videotape and self-critique of lesson plan, and an application…
Descriptors: Career Development, Course Content, Employment Potential, Higher Education
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Zinser, Richard; Lawrenz, Frances – Journal of Vocational Education Research, 2004
The Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program, sponsored by the National Science Foundation, is presented as a model for business and education collaboration to develop technical degree programs for producing more and better technicians. The new roles of industry and college leaders are discussed through a synthesis of literature on skill…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Program Improvement, Industry, Technology Education
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Zinser, Richard W.; Hanssen, Carl E. – Community College Review, 2006
This article presents an analysis of national data from the Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program regarding articulation agreements for the transfer of 2-year technical degrees to baccalaureate degrees. Quantitative and qualitative data are illustrated to help explain the extent to which ATE projects improve access to universities for…
Descriptors: Technical Education, Articulation (Education), Bachelors Degrees, Access to Education
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Zinser, Richard W. – Journal of Industrial Teacher Education, 2003
Responses from 11 of 17 plastics employers showed a low level of satisfaction with community college plastics courses. Focus groups of 10 plastics students indicated satisfaction with course costs and locations. Courses focused on associate degree requirements and articulation, whereas employers were interested in focused training for jobs and…
Descriptors: Associate Degrees, Community Colleges, Course Content, School Business Relationship
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Zinser, Richard W. – Technology Teacher, 2001
Discusses the career matrix, a spreadsheet that identifies all the functions in an organization (horizontally) and the different levels of responsibility (vertically). Describes how technology teachers can develop their own matrix and use it for career awareness and planning with secondary students.(JOW)
Descriptors: Career Planning, Education Work Relationship, Matrices, Secondary Education
Zinser, Richard W. – 1997
This guide was developed to provide assistance in developing and implementing school-to-work programs for the plastics industry throughout the state of Michigan. It is a resource for plastics companies, school districts, community colleges, business development organizations, local governments, work force development boards, or any group…
Descriptors: Academic Education, Education Work Relationship, Educational Resources, Integrated Curriculum