ERIC Number: ED335458
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
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An Annotated Bibliography of the Literature Dealing with the Development of Industrial Arts Education, the Current Transition to Technology Education and the Attitudes/Perceptions of Professionals in the Field.
Frankinburger, Bruce J.
The historical emergence of industrial arts education, the current attitudes of professionals in regard to philosophy and content, and the debate involving technology education and its implications are summarized in a literature review. The debate within the profession regarding definition, curriculum, and philosophy is of long-standing significance. The industrial arts movement has experienced controversy since the late 1800s. Educators in the field should evaluate the conditions of the changing society and achieve unity in the field of professional technology education. Research is inconclusive as to its impact on curriculum and philosophy. Annotations of 20 studies are provided, after which the following recommendations are made: (1) technology programs should provide technological literacy; (2) there should be a renewed professional involvement in educational programs; (3) educators should conform to state curriculum plans; (4) educators must achieve professionalism to enhance the image of technology education; and (5) continued study of curriculum changes should be pursued to provide guidance and direction. (Twenty-five references are included.) (NLA)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Curriculum Development, Educational History, Educational Philosophy, Elementary Secondary Education, Industrial Arts, Industry, Professional Recognition, Public Opinion, Standards, Teacher Attitudes, Technological Advancement, Technological Literacy, Technology
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Dissertations/Theses
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