ERIC Number: ED213442
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Technician Monographs: A Collection of Papers and Research Studies Related to Associate Degree Programs in Engineering Technology.
Defore, Jesse J.
The papers and research reports comprising the ten chapters of this monograph were originally prepared as background information for a national study of engineering technology education in the United States. Chapter I briefly describes the historical and contemporary settings of engineering technology education. After Chapter II provides information on the characteristics of engineering technology curricula and a tentative classification system for content areas, Chapter III illustrates the kinds of curriculum guides which appear in the catalogs of two-year institutions offering engineering technology programs. Chapter IV describes some of the characteristics of the mathematics, chemistry, and physics courses taught as part of the engineering technology curriculum. An overview is presented in Chapter V of the process of accreditation, especially in relation to the engineering technology field. Chapter VI reports on a study of engineering technology faculty, providing information about characteristics and attitudes. Chapters VII and VIII provide results for studies of the characteristics, perceptions, and activities of engineering technology students and graduates. Chapter IX considers issues related to the certification of engineering technicians, while Chapter X concludes the monograph with a statistical model projecting the future of engineering technology education. Appendices provide a list of institutions offering educational technology programs, survey instruments, enrollment estimates, and a bibliography. (AYC)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Certification, College Curriculum, College Faculty, Community Colleges, Core Curriculum, Curriculum Guides, Curriculum Research, Educational History, Employment Projections, Engineering Education, Engineering Technicians, Engineering Technology, Enrollment Projections, Graduate Surveys, Labor Needs, National Surveys, Questionnaires, Science Instruction, Student Characteristics, Teacher Characteristics, Technical Education, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Followup
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Society for Engineering Education, Washington, DC.