ERIC Number: ED334364
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
The Minnesota Plan for Industrial Technology Education. A Planning Guide.
Minnesota State Dept. of Education, St. Paul.
The Minnesota plan for industrial technology education provides educators with a coordinated plan for kindergarten through grade 12. Part 1 explains the mission and goals of industrial technology education. It describes the philosophical basis for including the subject matter in school curriculum, the levels of learning, and the reasons supporting them. It also defines a structure of curriculum that responds to educational legislation. Program levels have different program emphases: (1) elementary students develop an awareness of technology; (2) junior high students explore industrial technology; and (3) senior high students become oriented and prepare for a life in a technological society. In part 2, a planning guide enables teachers and administrators to: (1) identify curriculum development procedures strategies; (2) identify teaching strategies; and (3) locate resources and educational aids to supplement curriculum materials. The guide provides a foundation for ideas, suggestions, alternatives, and recommendations. Programs are outlined at all educational levels in communication, energy and power, production, and transportation. (NLA)
Descriptors: Communications, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Energy, Experiential Learning, Industry, Manufacturing, Power Technology, Production Techniques, Teaching Guides, Technology, Trade and Industrial Education, Transportation
Minnesota Curriculum Services Center, 70 West County Road B2, Little Canada, MN 55117.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Minnesota State Dept. of Education, St. Paul.
Identifiers: Minnesota; Technology Education