ERIC Number: ED399464
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Technology Education. A Maryland Curricular Framework.
Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore.
This document is designed to help administrators and teachers plan, develop, and implement technology education (TE) programs. It provides a philosophical foundation and broad outline for constructing comprehensive TE programs that develop middle school and high school students' technological literacy by focusing on the ways in which ingenuity, processes, materials, devices, science, and mathematics may be applied to solve problems and thereby meet society's needs and desires. The materials presented focus on developing and evaluating curricula focusing on the following: applying technology systems; understanding technology's nature, impacts, and evolution; using technology to solve problems; making informed decisions about technological issues; using technology resources; applying science, mathematics, and other areas of study; becoming aware of/exploring careers; and achieving multicultural and gender diversity. The following topics are examined in the document's 10 sections: philosophy of TE and its relationship to society, learners, and school curricula; nature/scope of technology, technological literacy, and TE; vision for TE; TE learner outcomes; TE goals/subgoals; expected behavioral outcomes of TE; illustrative objectives; and curriculum development and assessment (development and evaluation of a TE program's philosophy, goals, scope/sequence, and instructional units). Appended are the following: glossary; discussion of the derivation and application of technology systems; and sample course descriptions. (MN)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Competency Based Education, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Objectives, Educational Philosophy, High Schools, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Middle Schools, Statewide Planning, Systems Approach, Technological Advancement, Technological Literacy, Technology Education
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore.
Identifiers - Location: Maryland