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ERIC Number: EJ774128
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-0746-3537
The Status of Technology Education in the United States: A Triennial Report of the Findings from the States
Dugger, William E., Jr.
Technology Teacher, v67 n1 p14-21 Sep 2007
The International Technology Education Association (ITEA) conducted research on the status of technology education in the United States in 2006-2007. This was the third study conducted by ITEA on the condition of the study of technology in all 50 states. The previous studies were completed by ITEA's Technology for All Americans Project in 2000-2001 and 2003-2004. It was disappointing that all states did not respond to the 2006-2007 ITEA Status Study. Even with 46 states (92%) reporting, some questions were skipped or not fully answered. The increase in the number of states that include technology education in the state framework may indicate that, as a nation, Americans are placing increasing importance on technology education as part of the overall learning experience. This trend is likely instigated by research on the increasing need for a technologically literate populace. Considered in totality, the survey data and the implications of that data reinforce the need for continued dissemination and implementation of Standards for Technological Literacy (STL) and Advancing Excellence in Technological Literacy (AETL), with an emphasis on professional development and outreach efforts. (Contains 9 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States