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ERIC Number: ED538911
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 3
A Case Study of the Implementation of an Engineering Program into a High School Technology Education Classroom. Research in Engineering and Technology Education
Shumway, Steven; Wright, Geoff
National Center for Engineering and Technology Education
Using a case study format, the authors' objective was to collect data related to the following research questions: (1) What criteria do teachers and districts use when selecting engineering design experiences for infusion into high school classes and which of these criteria are most effective?; and (2) What issues, opportunities, and constraints do teachers confront as they infuse engineering concepts into technology education? Findings include: (1) It is imperative that the teacher have a passion for technology beyond mere subject expertise and be willing to include contemporary techniques, tools, processes, and issues in the course; (2) Teachers need to ensure their administrators understand the need to have a contemporary technology education program focused on engineering; (3) Teachers need to be aware of contemporary technology and engineering education issues, trends, processes, techniques, standards, and tools; and (4) There will be obstacles when making the transition to (or adopting a new) technology and engineering program, however, they are limited to issues of facilities, administrative concerns, teacher training, and pedagogical issues.
National Center for Engineering and Technology Education. c/o Department of Engineering Education Utah State University, 4160 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322. Tel: 435-797-0213; Fax: 435-797-2567; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Authoring Institution: National Center for Engineering and Technology Education (NCETE)
Identifiers - Location: Utah