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Flowers, James C. – Journal of Industrial Teacher Education, 2005
The purpose of the present article is to provide a case study of what is believed to have been the first master's degree in technology education (TE) to be offered completely online, and the online offering of a sister program in career and technical education (CTE). This case study looks at the impact this move to Internet delivery had on student…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Graduate Study, Technology Education, Online Courses
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Flowers, James C.; Baltzer, Holly – Journal of Industrial Teacher Education, 2006
The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics reported 1.6 million post-secondary teaching jobs in 2004 and predicted this number to increase 27% or more by 2014. Hiring higher education faculty in technical education has been more problematic than in many other fields. The fields of technology education and vocational education were cited by…
Descriptors: Teacher Supply and Demand, Employment Patterns, Technical Education, Technology Education
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Baltzer, Holly; Lazaros, Edward; Flowers, James C. – Journal of Industrial Teacher Education, 2007
This article describes the third phase of a study which examined the readiness of technology education and career and technical education fields for online and hybrid doctoral degree programs in technical education. In this phase, interviews were conducted with chairs and coordinators of 19 doctoral programs in the US and Canada, creating a…
Descriptors: Program Design, Doctoral Programs, Foreign Countries, Technology Education
Flowers, James C. – 1996
A Virginia study documented the attitudes and experiences of women in technology education (TE) concerning obstacles to TE as a career choice. Reasons for entering the profession revealed a general enthusiasm for technology teaching. The support network included college professors and advisors, parents, technology teachers, spouse, and "myself."…
Descriptors: College Students, Educational Research, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Females
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Flowers, James C. – Technology Teacher, 1994
Discusses ways that language and technology education (TE) overlap: names and identity of TE, teacher use and tolerance of language, using language to improve the clarity of instruction, and using language as material to teach about technology. (SK)
Descriptors: Definitions, Instructional Effectiveness, Language Usage, Racial Discrimination
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Flowers, James C. – Technology Teacher, 1994
Technology education programs must not be so restricted as to be primarily concerned with sets of facts. They must realize the unique responsibility of fostering philosophic critics and designers of technology. They should also strive to help students with their future needs. (Author/JOW)
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Design, Educational Responsibility, Philosophy
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Flowers, James C. – Technology Teacher, 1992
Characterizes a range of approaches taken by technology education teachers in determining curriculum content and teaching methods. Identifies 26 stereotypical answers to the question "How is the curricular content in your technology education program determined?" (Author/JOW)
Descriptors: Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Secondary Education, Teacher Attitudes