ERIC Number: ED150293
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Toward the Future: Society/Technology/Industrial Arts.
Starkweather, Kendall N.
The nature of society, technology, and education is related to the future and there is a need to explore the implications that each has upon industrial arts education. The incredible advanced technologies that have affected society are starting to affect education and are sure to change many characteristics of industrial arts education. As educators leading students in experiences aimed at enriching lives through the study of technology, we have to make value decisions about the nature of content which is to be taught. Regardless of one's philosophy and content interest, the study of industrial arts will increasingly evolve from an international base. We are on the edge of a new and interesting era in education. A characteristic of this era will be the use of electronic technology in the classroom as teaching aids. However, many characteristics related to learning will remain the same. Industrial arts educators should be preparing students for their future by assisting them in the study of the many technological solutions to societal problems which exist today or will be present in the years to come. Industrial arts teachers should be familiar and utilize the different forms of methodologies and activities which allow for the study of the future. (EM)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Development, Educational Needs, Educational Planning, Educational Strategies, Educational Trends, Futures (of Society), Industrial Arts, Industrial Arts Teachers, Industrial Education, Industry, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, Social Values, Speeches, Teacher Responsibility, Teacher Role, Teaching Methods, Technological Advancement, Technology
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the American Industrial Arts Association International Conference (New Orleans, Louisiana, April 7, 1977)