ERIC Number: ED265406
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr-20
Reference Count: 0
Education--Technology and Public Policy.
DeVore, Paul W.
Public policy with respect to industrial arts as a part of general education is almost nonexistent. In fact, one finds little true commitment to the field except by its practitioners, and they frequently report such problems as not having a textbook available for their course or having school counselors assign to their courses students who cannot read. This situation is especially critical when considered in light of the competition that the United States is currently facing in such areas as heavy industry, manufacturing, and microprocessor and information technology. At long last, others concerned with the need for technological literacy have realized that the industrial arts/technology education field has a vital role to play in revitalizing the Nation's economy by increasing the understanding of technology among its citizens. One way to enable industrial arts to accomplish this mission would be to create a national center for the study of technology and human affairs that could provide the level of academic and political leadership required for the development and implementation of appropriate public policy concerning technology education. (MN)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Summit Conference of the American Industrial Arts Association (Milwaukee, WI, April 20, 1983).