ERIC Number: ED372232
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Northeast Technology Education Consortium: Resource Guide.
Foster, W. Tad, Ed.
This guide is designed to provide additional resources for technology educators who are attempting to shift their programs from industrial arts to technology education. An introduction describes the original demonstration site project, a consortium of Northeastern U.S. schools, the primary goal of which was the advancement of technological literacy. This section outlines objectives, provides a brief accounting of the major accomplishments of the individual demonstration sites, and presents a brief overview of curriculum and instruction and private business participation. The remainder of the guide is a summary of each site's activities and a description of their programs and facilities. Four demonstration projects are described: Nathaniel Hawthorne Middle School, North Colonie Schools, Ponaganset Schools, and Riverside Middle School. Following these descriptions are recommendations from the four projects. The final section of the guide contains some of the Technology Learning Activities used and developed during the project. Representative topics include the following: tractor pull, wind powered cars, metrics, robotics, developing and communicating ideas, design, satellite communications, ping pong cannon, and foam planes. Appendixes include two articles, "Understanding the Change Process" (Tad Foster) and "The Northeast Technology Education Consortium" (Robert Nannay et al.). (YLB)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Technical Foundation of America, Glen Ellyn, IL.
Authoring Institution: Central Connecticut State Univ., New Britain.