ERIC Number: EJ707081
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Oct-1
Reference Count: 9
Reporting on the Status of Technology Education in the US: The Data on STL and AETL Usage Is Positive in the Respect that More and More States Are Becoming Informed about What Technology/Technological Literacy Encompasses
Meade, Shelli D.; Dugger, William E., Jr.
Technology Teacher, v64 n2 p28 Oct 2004
The International Technology Education Association's Technology for All Americans Project (ITEA-TfAAP) conducted a survey in the spring and summer academic semesters of 2004 to determine the current state of technology education. This survey was a follow-up to a 2001-2002 study by Pamela Newberry, former staff member at TfAAP, in 2000-2001 (Newberry, 2001). It is intended to contribute to longitudinal data on technology education. As indicated by Newberry, states in the last two decades have moved toward mandating a core set of subject areas for all students as a way to meet national educational standards. This trend has been encouraged by the need for states to comply with the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act in terms of accountability. This survey sought to obtain a snapshot of the current state of technology education and place the data obtained in the context of the standards movement, NCLB requirements, and the increasing need for a technologically literate citizenry. Considered in totality, the survey data and the implications of that data reinforce the need for continued implementation and dissemination of STL and AETL, with an emphasis on professional development and outreach efforts.
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Technological Literacy, Technology Education, State Standards, Educational Legislation, Faculty Development
Publications Department, International Technology Education Association, 1914 Association Drive, Suite 201, Reston, VA 20191-1539. Tel: 703-860-2100; Fax: 703-860-0353; Web site: http://www.iteaconnect.org.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001