ERIC Number: ED323333
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Development of Criteria and Procedures for Assessing the Effectiveness of the Change to Technology Teacher Education Programs.
Householder, Daniel L.; Boser, Richard A.
A study developed and validated measures that can be used to assess the effectiveness of the change from an industrial arts teacher education program to technology teacher education. A modified three-phase Delphi design was used to answer two questions: (1) Is the program technology teacher education (i.e., has the change progressed to the point where the program, taken as a whole, meets the criteria for inclusion in the category of technology teacher education, rather than industrial arts, vocational, or technical teacher education)? and (2) To what degree has the program moved effectively to accomplish the change to technology teacher education in terms of the criteria established by the accrediting agencies and by the consensus of experts consulted for this research? Initially, a panel of 22 technology education leaders was selected and asked to suggest criteria that could serve to indicate that the change to technology education had been accomplished effectively. The panel also proposed assessment procedures that could be used in the evaluation process. In the second phase, the criteria and procedures were compiled and submitted to the panel members for their rankings of the importance of the items and for their suggestions. From these responses, the assessment instrument, the Technology Teacher Education Checklist (TTEC), was developed, compared to guidelines of the International Technology Education Association, and revised. The TTEC should be useful to the faculty of a technology teacher education program or to an external evaluator in conducting assessment of the change to technology education. (Includes 34 references and a list of panelists, the questionnaires, and panelists' rankings, responses, and comments.) (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Report of a study partially funded by the Council for Technology Teacher Education.