ERIC Number: ED334463
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
A Conceptual Framework for Technology Education.
Savage, Ernest, Ed.; Sterry, Leonard, Ed.
Based on the premise that technology is an integral part of society and culture, this guide provides an overview of technology and the process used to teach about it. It also presents a model for technology education, with implications and characteristics, along with a process model for the development of a technology education course of study. Challenges and recommendations to the profession are also stated. The paper is organized in five sections. The first section, an introduction to technology, discusses definitions and context of technology, the role of the individual in the social-technological environment, and the relationship of technology to other subjects. In section 2, the technological method model is outlined. Parts to be integrated into the model include terminology, resources, tools, materials, energy, time, communications, production, planning, organizing, and controlling. The third section presents a model for technology education, including its mission, goals, problems or opportunities, resources, assessment, and practical implications. Section 4 includes applications of the conceptual model, including how to use it to create a course of study. The final section includes challenges to the curriculum from the model, as well as recommendations and a proposed research agenda for technology education. (26 references) (KC)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Education Work Relationship, Educational Needs, Educational Practices, Futures (of Society), Models, Problem Solving, Research Needs, Science and Society, Science Education, Science Programs, Secondary Education, Technical Education, Technological Advancement, Technological Literacy, Technology
International Technology Education Association, 1914 Association Drive, Reston, VA 22091 ($10.00 members; $12.50 nonmembers).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Technical Foundation of America, Glen Ellyn, IL.
Authoring Institution: International Technology Education Association, Reston, VA.