ERIC Number: ED027403
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Sep-30
Reference Count: 0
The Feasibility of Teaching History of Technology in Vocational and Pre-Technical Secondary Schools.
Martinson, John, And Others
To determine the feasibility of teaching history of technology as part of the secondary school curriculum, an investigation was conducted with three major steps: (1) A team of advisors was consulted, (2) An inventory of the elements necessary for introduction of history of technology into secondary schools was obtained, and (3) Three alternative strategies for development of instructional materials and curriculums were formulated. Course patterns examined were a general course in United States and world history, specialized courses on the history of technology, and interdisciplinary courses incorporating material when relevant. Some recommendations were: (1) to improve teacher understanding of the history of technology, (2) to improve teaching materials available on the subject, (3) formation of a coordinating committee, and (4) development of a research program to determine the content and depth of training. The appendixes contained: (1) "Technology and Culture" by M. Kranzberg, (2) History of Technology: The Problems of Definition and Scope, and (3) A Bibliographic Letter to a High School Teacher (Hypothetical). (DM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: San Francisco State Coll., CA. Center for Technological Education.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Div. of Adult and Vocational Research.
Authoring Institution: Frederick Burk Foundation for Education, Daly City, CA.