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ERIC Number: EJ753106
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-0022-1864
An Introduction to Biometrics Technology: Its Place in Technology Education
Elliott, Stephen J.; Peters, Jerry L.; Rishel, Teresa J.
Journal of Industrial Teacher Education, v41 n4 Win 2004
The increased utilization of biometrics technology in the past few years has contributed to a strong growth pattern as the technology is used in a variety of facilities, including schools. Due to media exposure, students' familiarity with technology will continue to increase proportionately, which will result in an increased curiosity about biometrics technology. Thus, implementing this technology as part of the technology education curriculum will provide students with many and varied opportunities to work with the new technology, learn about it, and become informed consumers on the introduction of this technology into society. As well, it will result in providing those interested in a career in technology with a broad range of knowledge and enable them to pursue specializing in biometrics. From an academic viewpoint, technology educators can use biometrics to inspire students into undergraduate degrees in technology. This article provides the technology educator with a primer on biometrics technology and ties the specific definitions and concepts to the International Technology Education Association (ITEA) Standards for Technological Literacy. Where appropriate, the relevant standard is shown in conjunction with the biometric concept in accordance with the appropriate grade level, although the majority of the information in this paper is aimed at those teaching students in 9th through 12th grades. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A