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ERIC Number: ED354340
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Dec-4
Pages: 36
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The Nature of Technology and the Subject Matter of Technology Education--A Survey of Industrial Teacher Educators.
Lewis, Theodore
A sample of industrial teacher educators (n=392) responded to a questionnaire on technology teacher education reform, two segments of which focused on the nature of technology and on the subject matter of technology education. A literature review had shown that a philosophical discussion continued to characterize the field of technology education; the field of philosophy of technology and the science/technology/society movement were also preoccupied with the struggle to set forth a coherent epistemology of technology. Responses to the survey were via Likert-type scales. Data were analyzed using factor analysis and stepwise regression analysis. Factor analysis resolved items pertaining to the nature of technology into six factors, the predominating one being applied science. The subject matter of technology was resolved into seven factors, with innovative curricula predominating. Regression analyses revealed membership in the International Technology Education Association to be the most consistently significant independent variable predicting factors relating both to the nature of technology and the subject matter of technology education. (Appendixes include 30 references and 8 data tables.) (Author/YLB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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