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ERIC Number: ED467525
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jul-16
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Kindergartener's Technology Education in Taiwan.
Lai, Chun-Chin
According to the American Association for Advancement of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the International Technology Education Association (ITEA) and its Technology for All Americans Project (TfAAP), technology education should begin in kindergarten. Educators in Taiwan have also advocated beginning technology education in kindergarten. The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) has advocated developmentally appropriate practice in early childhood programs serving children from birth through age 8. National Taiwan Normal University has developed a developmentally appropriate technology education curriculum for use in the kindergarten affiliated with it. The curriculum was developed with consideration for the TfAAP's technological literacy standards and the NAEYC's guidelines for developmentally appropriate practice, as well as to foster children's socioeconomic, physical, and intellectual development. The principles underpinning the curriculum are illustrated by the topics and activities included in a thematic unit on cars. Other thematic units appropriate for a kindergarten-level technology class include light, rainbows, light and water, parks, trees, ponds, sand, human growth, dinosaurs, oceans, and trains. A list of the TfAAP's 20 technological literacy standards with benchmark topics for grades K-2 and the NAEYC's 10 guidelines for a developmentally appropriate curriculum are appended. (Contains 11 references.) (MN)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Taiwan