ERIC Number: ED304529
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Dec-4
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Technology Education: A Kansas Curriculum Development Project.
Lemons, C. Dale
A project was conducted to develop an articulated technology education curriculum for middle school/junior high school, high school, and teacher education levels in Kansas, based on the successful program developed at Pittsburg Middle School, Pittsburg, Kansas. Through a series of two-day meetings, a task force developed a rationale, basic definitions, program assumptions, typical technological concepts (content identifiers), an articulated program model, and a plan of action for developing, field-testing, evaluating, and implementing technology education in Kansas. As a result of the project, technological concepts were written, guidelines and technical assistance were provided, teacher education programs were conducted, and a plan for continual evaluation and upgrading was implemented. Each module of the delivery system was to include problem-solving opportunities, examples of technological impacts (social, political, consumer, educational, occupational, and environmental), and creativity. A program model was developed that can be adapted to various school situations. (KC)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Course Content, Curriculum Development, Educational Improvement, Futures (of Society), Industrial Arts, Instructional Materials, Integrated Curriculum, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, Teacher Education, Technological Advancement, Technological Literacy
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Note: Paper presented at the American Vocational Association Convention (St. Louis, MO, December 4, 1988).