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Presentation: Introducing a Vocational Technical High School in an Urban American K-12 School Systemaradigm Shift Compels Change: Is anyone prepared to make a decision?

TitleIntroducing a Vocational Technical High School in an Urban American K-12 School Systemaradigm Shift Compels Change: Is anyone prepared to make a decision?
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Issue Date2002
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CITE Seminar Series 01 (Introducing a Vocational Technical High School in an Urban American K-12 School Systemaradigm Shift Compels Change: Is anyone prepared to make a decision?), Hong Kong, China, 25 October 2002 How to Cite?
Description"Urban schools" in the US is a euphemism for "social poverty" regardless of race even though the majority of urban districts are black. Some school districts in Michigan have set up vocational technical high schools as a means to not only provide a good education for children in their districts, but also as a means for bringing about social mobility to the children as many of them come from families where generations were engaged in the same type of blue collar jobs in the automobile industry. This seminar will introduce the purpose, settings, programs and challenges for a typical vocational technical high school in Michigan, USA. The speaker, Ms Ann Chow is currently visiting Hong Kong as a technology consultant for The ISF Academy, the new Private Independent School (to be set up at the Cyberport). Ms Chow is a program manager at GASC Technology Center, a technology/vocational high school serving 21 school districts in Genesee County, Michigan. In her role as the Program Manager of Business and Visual Communications and Computer Science, Ann sets directions and implementations for various curricula such as information system, Web and Internet management and applications, business management in finance, videography, photography, graphic illustration, and computer graphic animations.
(Email: achow@gfn.org) In this age of global changes, Ann Chow has an international education to prepare her for any challenge ahead. Having studied in Japan, Taiwan, Vietnam, and Italy in her early years, she received her undergraduate degree in Language and Literature from the National Cheng Chi University (Taipei, Taiwan) and completed her Master of Science degree in Applied Management from Lesley College (Cambridge, Massachusetts). Ann's business and managerial experiences are as impressive as her academic credentials. She began her career in international import and export of costume jewelry and engine oil products in Taiwan. In November 1979, Ann immigrated from Saudi Arabia to the United States to join her husband in Boston, Massachusetts. In June 1980, Ann was employed by Digital Equipment Corporation (acquired by Compaq in June 1998) taking on increasing responsibilities and various roles. Starting as a registrar, Ann was learning the American way of life in business and education. In 1986, she changed her career again to teaching computer courses after receiving her M.S. degree. Two years later, she was promoted to her first management job which grew in size and responsibility to a training center manager position overseeing an operational budget of $1,500,000/year. From managing people and budgets, Ann moved on quickly with technology trends and business needs by joining the Personal Computer Business Unit in managing projects and programs. In 1996, Ann was employed by Global Knowledge Network as a product and business alliance manager and was responsible for development of computer network training products and business relationships. Currently, Ann is a program manager at GASC Technology Center, a technology/vocational high school serving 21 school districts in Genesee County. As the Program Manager of Business and Visual Communications and Computer Science, Ann sets directions and implementations for various curricula such as information system, Web and Internet management and applications, business management in finance, videography, photography, graphic illustration, and computer graphic animations. Born in Osaka, Japan, Ann is conversant in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, and Italian. She believes in and practices multi-culturalism and integration of all aspects of life: continuous learning, work ethic, and family. During her residence in New England, Ann became an American citizen and served as a member of the Zoning Board of Adjustments in Hudson, New Hampshire for three years. In May 1997, Ann and her husband settled in Flint, Michigan. Ann is active in various community organizations, such as Sunrise Rotary, Genesee Freenet, NACW and Food Banks.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/44029

 

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dc.contributor.authorChow, A-
dc.date.accessioned2007-05-14T03:16:09Z-
dc.date.available2007-05-14T03:16:09Z-
dc.date.issued2002-
dc.identifier.citationCITE Seminar Series 01 (Introducing a Vocational Technical High School in an Urban American K-12 School Systemaradigm Shift Compels Change: Is anyone prepared to make a decision?), Hong Kong, China, 25 October 2002en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/44029-
dc.description"Urban schools" in the US is a euphemism for "social poverty" regardless of race even though the majority of urban districts are black. Some school districts in Michigan have set up vocational technical high schools as a means to not only provide a good education for children in their districts, but also as a means for bringing about social mobility to the children as many of them come from families where generations were engaged in the same type of blue collar jobs in the automobile industry. This seminar will introduce the purpose, settings, programs and challenges for a typical vocational technical high school in Michigan, USA. The speaker, Ms Ann Chow is currently visiting Hong Kong as a technology consultant for The ISF Academy, the new Private Independent School (to be set up at the Cyberport). Ms Chow is a program manager at GASC Technology Center, a technology/vocational high school serving 21 school districts in Genesee County, Michigan. In her role as the Program Manager of Business and Visual Communications and Computer Science, Ann sets directions and implementations for various curricula such as information system, Web and Internet management and applications, business management in finance, videography, photography, graphic illustration, and computer graphic animations.en
dc.description(Email: achow@gfn.org) In this age of global changes, Ann Chow has an international education to prepare her for any challenge ahead. Having studied in Japan, Taiwan, Vietnam, and Italy in her early years, she received her undergraduate degree in Language and Literature from the National Cheng Chi University (Taipei, Taiwan) and completed her Master of Science degree in Applied Management from Lesley College (Cambridge, Massachusetts). Ann's business and managerial experiences are as impressive as her academic credentials. She began her career in international import and export of costume jewelry and engine oil products in Taiwan. In November 1979, Ann immigrated from Saudi Arabia to the United States to join her husband in Boston, Massachusetts. In June 1980, Ann was employed by Digital Equipment Corporation (acquired by Compaq in June 1998) taking on increasing responsibilities and various roles. Starting as a registrar, Ann was learning the American way of life in business and education. In 1986, she changed her career again to teaching computer courses after receiving her M.S. degree. Two years later, she was promoted to her first management job which grew in size and responsibility to a training center manager position overseeing an operational budget of $1,500,000/year. From managing people and budgets, Ann moved on quickly with technology trends and business needs by joining the Personal Computer Business Unit in managing projects and programs. In 1996, Ann was employed by Global Knowledge Network as a product and business alliance manager and was responsible for development of computer network training products and business relationships. Currently, Ann is a program manager at GASC Technology Center, a technology/vocational high school serving 21 school districts in Genesee County. As the Program Manager of Business and Visual Communications and Computer Science, Ann sets directions and implementations for various curricula such as information system, Web and Internet management and applications, business management in finance, videography, photography, graphic illustration, and computer graphic animations. Born in Osaka, Japan, Ann is conversant in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, and Italian. She believes in and practices multi-culturalism and integration of all aspects of life: continuous learning, work ethic, and family. During her residence in New England, Ann became an American citizen and served as a member of the Zoning Board of Adjustments in Hudson, New Hampshire for three years. In May 1997, Ann and her husband settled in Flint, Michigan. Ann is active in various community organizations, such as Sunrise Rotary, Genesee Freenet, NACW and Food Banks.-
dc.description.sponsorshipCentre for Information Technology in Education, University of Hong Kongen
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dc.titleIntroducing a Vocational Technical High School in an Urban American K-12 School Systemaradigm Shift Compels Change: Is anyone prepared to make a decision?en
dc.typePresentationen
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