ERIC Number: ED314598
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Aug
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The Implementation of State-Wide Curriculum Change in Technology Education. A Summary of Research Report.
Boser, Richard A.
A study was designed to identify cases of the successful implementation of technology in New York and Illinois; to document the strategies, processes, and procedures used in the successful implementation of statewide technology education programs; and to develop guidelines for the implementation of statewide technology education programs. Data were collected through telephone interviews with the state supervisors of technology education in New York and Illinois and with 10 teachers of technology education in each of those states. The following were among the conclusions reported: (1) teachers participated extensively in the implementation stage of the innovation-decision process; (2) teacher involvement in agenda-setting at the state level was not essential to the successful implementation of technology education programs; (3) successful implementation required an inservice professional development strategy sequence that began with awareness of the philosophy of technology education and then moved to hands-on classroom activities; and (4) a regional inservice professional development strategy contributed most to the classroom success of teachers. (The document also includes 20 guidelines for the statewide implementation of technology education and a 61-item bibliography.) (CML)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Illinois; New York