ERIC Number: ED328736
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Dec
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A National Survey of Technology Teachers To Determine the Technology Teacher Education Curriculum.
McClain, Clifford R.; Zitello, Mildred
The recent transition from industrial arts programs to technology education programs has occasioned the redesign of teacher education programs to meet the needs of future technology teachers. A national survey, conducted to improve the university course content in a technology teacher education curriculum for future junior high and high school teachers, contained 13 curriculum categories: English, sciences, mathematics, social sciences, humanities, communications, business, economics, engineering, computers, technical, education, and work experience. The University of Nevada's College of Education surveyed 186 "Best within Their State" technology teachers and 38 state supervisors of technology programs; 114 teachers and 27 supervisors responded. Most teachers (78.9%) indicated that they taught introduction to technology classes as part of their assignment. Large- and small-group instruction, paired students, individual student projects, and modular units were used by the teachers surveyed. Of the teachers surveyed, 88.6% used computer-aided instruction some of the time. Teachers and supervisors were asked to respond, via a Likert scale, to the perceived importance of 119 separate courses or course topics. The preferred course topics are listed by cluster on four attached tables. (NLA)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers: Technology Education
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Vocational Association (Cincinnati, OH, December 1990).