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ERIC Number: EJ1064452
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 16
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 23
ISSN: ISSN-1045-1064
Student Perceptions of Selected Technology Student Association Activities
Taylor, Jerianne S.
Journal of Technology Education, v17 n2 p56-71 Spr 2006
The Technology Student Association (TSA) is the only student organization dedicated exclusively to students enrolled in technology education classes in grades K-12. The effect that TSA has on a student member is often difficult to document. It is only through direct interaction with the student that these effects can be recorded; this in turn limits the amount of research related to the area. Many of the effects and potential effects of TSA often emerge through the study of other areas related to technology education. This study analyzes the perceptions of TSA members about selected TSA activities in regard to their effects on skill development and the development of technological literacy. Self-reported measures were designed to assess the effect of the selected activities. The measures were derived from the "Standards for Technological Literacy," a review of literature, and the TECH-know Leadership Team. These measures examined students' involvement in and preparation for the activity, as well as how this involvement and preparation affected skill development and understandings related to the "Standards for Technological Literacy." The results of this study shed light on the fact that TSA is valued, and using TSA activities in the classroom adds value to the students' perception of learning, both in and out of class. Further research is needed to show what is actually learned through the use of TSA activities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Authoring Institution: N/A
IES Grant or Contract Numbers: 0095726