ERIC Number: ED354338
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Dec
Curriculum Guidelines for the Communication Technology Area of Technology Education Teacher Preparation Programs.
Bell, Thomas P.
A study developed and validated a set of curriculum guidelines for the communication technology area of teacher preparation programs in technology education. The initial curriculum guidelines were established through personal interviews with three groups of professionals: five technology education teacher preparation professionals, five communication technology professionals, and five state and local technology education supervisors. Interview data were edited and analyzed for content. A list of 20 curriculum guidelines was generated and used as the initial curriculum guidelines from which the Delphi panel experts evaluated their importance. The Delphi panel consisted of 12 identified experts in both communication technology and technology education teacher preparation. Rounds were conducted by postal service and electronic mail. A change of less than 15 percent in ratings between Delphi Round One and Delphi Round Two was determined to indicate stability. Research findings were presented to the panel of three experts for validation. The validation panel reviewed research findings and determined that 19 of the 20 guidelines were valid as a basis for developing curriculum for the communication technology area of technology education teacher preparation programs. (Contains 20 references.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the National Association of Industrial and Technical Teacher Educators Research Session at the American Vocational Association Convention (St. Louis, MO, December 1992).