ERIC Number: ED418280
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Mar-8
Reference Count: N/A
Identification of Quality Characteristics for Technology Education Programs. (A North Carolina Curriculum Research Project).
Clark, Aaron C.
A study was conducted to identify specific quality characteristics for North Carolina local technology education programs that can be used by educational leaders to assess quality within their programs. The indicators developed in this research study were validated through consensus drawing measures from a panel of experts in the fields of technology education, vocational administration, and teacher education. The process and procedures used to develop and validate this information was a conventional Delphi process. Round one of the Delphi process solicited information about what were the quality indicators of a technology education program from an expert panel. Once this information was obtained, round two had the expert panel rate these indicators; in round three, they ranked each indicator within a category. Round four validated those indicators kept from previous rounds. The process resulted in a list of 26 quality indicators for assessing technology education programs in North Carolina, grouped in the following categories: (1) philosophy and mission of program; (2) student populations; (3) program requirements; (4) safety and health; (5) professional development; (6) facilities, equipment, and materials; and (7) public relations. (Contains 23 references.) (Author/KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: North Carolina; Quality Indicators
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Technology Education Association (March 8, 1998).