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ERIC Number: ED416413
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Mar
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
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Implementation Possibility for Engineering Technology in Taiwan's Senior High Schools.
Lee, Lung-Sheng
Taiwan's senior high school technology education (TE) is moving from industrial arts (IA) to living technology (LT). However, senior high school LT faces two major challenges. First, LT, a required course, may be changed to an elective. Second, there is only a vague distinction between junior high school LT and senior high school LT. In terms of these challenges, engineering technology (ET) or engineering-based TE is suggested. A preliminary survey of 21 inservice senior high school IA teachers who participated in a 2-week LT workshop indicated the following: (1) 81 percent of respondents supported dividing LT into several 72 hours of TE elective courses and requiring all students to take at least 1 course; (2) 81 percent of respondents supported adopting ET as 1 of TE's elective courses; and (3) 52 percent of respondents assessed senior high school students' needs for ET. However, only 38 percent of respondents expressed competency to teach ET and 48 percent said they might integrate ET into LT. Consequently, the following conclusions are drawn: more dialogue concerning ET is needed among technology educators; ET may not be an appropriate course title; a math, science, and technology approach to TE is demanding; and international exchange of information should be promoted. (A syllabus outline for ET is appended.) (Author/YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Taiwan