JITE v42n1 - Bits and Pieces

Volume 42, Number 1
Spring 2005


Information for Authors

The Journal of Industrial Teacher Education (JITE) is issued four times annually by the National Association of Industrial and Technical Teacher Education (NAITTE). Published manuscripts are high-quality guest articles, refereed articles, "At Issue" essays, "Comments," reviews of books/media and computer hardware and software in an "Under Review" section, and special feature issues that report scholarly inquiry and commentary broadly related to industrial and technical teacher education, military training, and industrial training.

Submission Requirements

All manuscripts submitted for publication must be accompanied by a cover letter that specifies the section of the Journal for which the manuscript is intended and an abstract that describes the essence of the manuscript in 150 words or less. Manuscripts must conform to guidelines provided in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (2001, 5 th ed.) except as mentioned here. Figures and line drawings must be submitted in camera-ready form. Use the APA's "place table here" placeholder in the text for tables and figures and place tables and figures at the end of the manuscript.

Manuscripts should be submitted in letter-quality hard copy form. Please be sure to provide six (6) hard copies for refereed manuscripts and three (3) hard copies for "At Issue", "Comments", and "Under Review" articles. The preferred format is Microsoft Word for Windows or Macintosh. It is also helpful to include a copy saved in "text" format. The name of the word processing program used must be indicated in the cover letter. Please label the disk with the author names, manuscript title, and date of submission. The files on the disk should be clearly named.

The submission procedures are intended to facilitate editing and producing the Journal . They should not be interpreted as precluding authors without microcomputer capabilities from submitting manuscripts for publication consideration. Authors unable to meet word processing specifications should contact the Editor.


Submit refereed manuscripts (six hard copies), "At Issue" and "Comments" articles, and book/media reviews (diskette plus three hard copies) to:

Janet Z. Burns, Editor
Journal of Industrial Teacher Education
George State University
Department of Middle/Secondary Education
and Instructional Technology
P.O. Box 3978
Atlanta, GA 30303-3978
Telephone: (404) 651-0179
E-mail: jburns@gsu.edu

General inquiries about editorial policies of the Journal , proposals for special feature issues, and recommendations for topics and authors for guest articles should be sent to the Editor. In addition, evaluative information about the JITE , such as comments from readers and authors that can be used to assist the editors in improving the Journal , as well as nominations for potential reviewers, should be forwarded to the Editor.

Manuscripts that do not meet submission requirements will be delayed in being reviewed since they will be returned outright to the author. Manuscripts must be the original work of the authors and not have been published, be awaiting publication, or be under publication consideration by another source.


The Journal of Industrial Teacher Education reserves the right to make editorial changes on all manuscripts to improve clarity, conform to style, correct grammar, and fit available space. Detailed information regarding JITE's editorial policy and guidelines is presented in the Journal of Industrial Teacher Education Author's Guide by Patrick W. Miller and Thomas E. Proctor.

Change of Address and Undelivered Issues of the Journal

NAITTE members should forward any changes in their mailing address and report undelivered copies of JITE to:

Richard Zinser, Membership Chair
Western Michigan University
Career and Technical Education
1009 Trimpe Building
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5322
Telephone: (613) 387-3007
E-mail: Zinser@wmich.edu

NAITTE members should encourage libraries and reading rooms at their institutions to subscribe to JITE so that a permanent file of this publication is maintained. Three-yearsubscriptions to the Journal are available to institutions. Institutional subscription inquiries, changes of address, or problems with delivery should be directed to:

Karen Juneau, Circulation Manager
The University of Southern Mississippi
Department of Technology Education
118 College Drive, #5036
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001
Telephone: (601) 266-5588
E-mail: Karen.Juneau@usm.edu

Undelivered copies of JITE resulting from unreported changes of address will not be replaced without charge.

Request for Back Issues of the Journal

Back issues of the Journal of Industrial Teacher Education are available on a limited basis. Please specify the year(s),volume(s), and issue(s) of the specific journal(s) when ordering. Also indicate the quantity desired. The cost for a back issue of the Journal is $7.00 (United States and Canada) and $9.50 (Foreign). There is no charge for shipping.

Order Form

Name ______________________________________________________________
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Please send, if available, the following back issues of the
Journal of Industrial Teacher Education:

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Make check payable to NAITTE, in U.S. dollars only. Mail this form and remittance to:

Karen Juneau, Circulation Manager
The University of Southern Mississippi
Appalachian State University
118 College Drive, #5036
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-001

NAITTE Membership Form

Membership Rates and Periods

The fee for regular yearly membership in NAITTE is $50 for U. S. and $60 for foreign. Student membership is $15 per year. Student membership applications must contain the signature of department chair from the student's institution. The membership year runs from July 1 through June 30. To receive services listed for a full membership year, membership applications must be received by September 5. All membership applications received after January 1 will cause membership services to begin on the following July 1.

Membership Application and Renewal

   Position                    Classification                    Membership Type
__ College Administrator  __ Technology Education       __ U.S. ($50)
__ Teacher Educator       __ Trade and Industrial       __ Foreign ($60)
__ Sec. or Elem. School        Education                __ Student ($15)
    Administrator         __ Technical Education        __ Institutional ($150)
__ Federal or State       __ Industrial and Military    
    Government Employee        Training                    Status
__ Industrial Trainer     __ Other______________        __ New Member
__ Military Trainer                                     __ Renewal

Signature of Department Chair* _______________________________________________

Name _________________________________________________________________________

Employer _____________________________________________________________________

Address ______________________________________________________________________

City __________________ State/Province ____________ Zip Code _________________

*Required for student membership only

Make check payable to NAITTE. Mail this form and remittance to:

Richard Zinser, Membership Secretary
Western Michigan University
Career and Technical Education
1009 Trimpe Building
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5322