ERIC Number: ED251316
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Meeting the Technology Portion of the Science and Technology Goal of Quality Education.
Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Curriculum Services.
One of the goals of quality education in Pennsylvania is to help every student acquire knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of science and technology. This publication, which focuses on the technology component of this goal, is an initial effort by a team of scientists and science educators to define technology as it should be presented in an educational program and to devise classroom activities which will help the teacher to adequately present an overview of technology and its implications for society. It includes: (1) a list of 18 suggested student competencies related to knowledge and appreciation of technology; (2) a list of suggested topics and activities for each of the 18 competencies; and (3) comments by James A. Michener on "The Anti-Science Epidemic." Included in an appendix are additional activities for these topics: technology; possible effects of future technologies (cyrogenics, cloning, and the matter-antimatter reactor as an inexhaustible energy supply); technology and morality; recombinant DNA and interferon; rockets; printing; aluminum; explosives and society; recombinant DNA; and the assembly line. Also included is a list of additional topics for study and sources of free and inexpensive materials on technology. (JN)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Curriculum Services.