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ERIC Number: ED341868
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Dec-7
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
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Transforming Facilities: Industrial Arts to Technology Education.
Young-Hawkins, La Verne; Mouzes, Maria
Technology education learning environments should meet the needs of students who will be productive citizens in the year 2000. Eight model technology education programs were studied to provide a basis for strategies and recommendations for learning environments. Each facility was photographed and teachers responded to a survey instrument pertaining to the design and planning process for the transition from an industrial arts to a technology education learning environment. Five sequential components appeared necessary to remodel a laboratory: formulation of a technology philosophy; identification of a technology purpose; curriculum development; curriculum plan preparation; and needs assessment completion. Seventeen recommendations were made for renovating technology education learning environments: develop program philosophy; establish support system; conduct needs assessment; allow philosophy to guide program development; use advisory committees; present program proposal to school board; observe other schools; use resources; use a variety of instructional approaches; seek nontraditional funding; encourage teacher cooperation; articulate program between elementary, middle, and high schools; use equipment to meet curriculum needs; choose relevant equipment; schedule a timeline for transition; plan for flexibility; and include teacher training. (Six references, eight model technology education programs identified for the study, and responses and comments from the participating teachers are included.) (NLA)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Equipment Needs; Technology Education
Note: Paper presented at the American Vocational Association Convention (Los Angeles, CA, December 7, 1991).