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ERIC Number: EJ1063579
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 13
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-1045-1064
Developing Technology Teachers: Questioning the Industrial Tool Use Model
Hansen, John W.; Lovedahl, Gerald G.
Journal of Technology Education, v15 n2 p20-32 Spr 2004
In this article, the author questions the role of technology teacher preparation programs that are based on an "industrial tool use" model to develop technology education teachers. It is the position of the authors that the manner by which technology education teachers are prepared may need revision and that technology teacher educators need to reanalyze the objectives and methods used to develop their protégés. The ideas posited in this article find their locus in the experience of the authors while directing the rewrite of the K-12 Technology Education Standards for the state of Texas. Technical courses are those that focus on developing the knowledge and skills to use tools, machines, and equipment at a proficient level of capability. Technical courses taken at the high school level are referred to, in this article, as vocational-technical education. The technical courses taken in a baccalaureate program, such as industrial technology or engineering technology, are referred to as the industrial tool use model.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas