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ERIC Number: ED529465
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 169
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
2007 Mississippi Curriculum Framework: Secondary Technology Applications. (Program CIP: 21.0101 - Technology Applications)
Fava, David; Gunkel, Andy; Hood, Jennifer; Mason, Debra; Walker, Jim
Research and Curriculum Unit
Secondary vocational-technical education programs in Mississippi are faced with many challenges resulting from sweeping educational reforms at the national and state levels. Schools and teachers are increasingly being held accountable for providing true learning activities to every student in the classroom. This accountability is measured through increased requirements for mastery and attainment of competency as documented through both formative and summative assessments. The courses in this document reflect the statutory requirements as found in Section 37-3-49, Mississippi Code of 1972, as amended (Section 37-3-46). In addition, this curriculum reflects guidelines imposed by federal and state mandates (Laws, 1988, ch. 487, Section 14; Laws, 1991, ch. 423, Section 1; Laws, 1992, ch. 519, Section 4 effective from and after July 1, 1992; Carl D. Perkins Vocational Education Act III, 1998; and No Child Left Behind Act of 2001). Technology Applications is a program in "pre-engineering" for high school students. Successful completion of Algebra I and an overall C average is a prerequisite for enrollment in this program. The purpose of the program is to provide students with expanded knowledge of the use of technological skills and to enable them to solve problems by applying knowledge in a technological context. The program is designed to provide students with "hands-on" experiences related to the application of technology education and engineering concepts in the workplace. Students will develop academic and technical skills, 21st Century skills, and human relations competencies which accompany technical skills for job success and life-long learning. Students who complete the program will be better prepared to enter and succeed in engineering programs offered by Mississippi community and junior colleges and institutions of higher education. Appended are: (1) International Technology Education Association (ITEA) Study of Technology Literacy Content Standards; (2) Academic Standards; and (3) 21st Century Skills. (Contains 6 footnotes.)
Research and Curriculum Unit. Mississippi State University, 103 Russell Street, Starkville, MS 39759. Tel: 662-325-2510; Fax: 662-325-3296; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mississippi State University, Research and Curriculum Unit; Mississippi Department of Education, Office of Vocational Education and Workforce Development
Identifiers - Location: Mississippi
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Carl D Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act 1998; No Child Left Behind Act 2001