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ERIC Number: EJ782230
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 25
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 13
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0022-1864
Critical Problems Facing Technology Education: Perceptions of Indiana Teachers
Lazaros, Edward J.; Rogers, George E.
Journal of Industrial Teacher Education, v43 n2 p45-69 Sum 2006
In 1993 Wicklein conducted a study to determine the present and the future critical issues and problems facing the technology education (TE) profession. The Wicklein study questioned 25 panelists from 15 states and the District of Columbia to ascertain the issues and problems facing TE. However, in the Wicklein study, only seven of the panelists were classroom teachers. The present study investigates the severity of these problems in schools today as perceived by current Indiana high school and middle school TE teachers. This study sought to answer the following two research questions: (1) What is the current level of severity of the 15 future problems identified by Wicklein (1993) as perceived by Indiana TE teachers?; and (2) Do Indiana TE teachers' perceptions of the 15 future problems (Wicklein, 1993) differ based on the Indiana teachers' demographic characteristics? The researchers acquired a list of 1,043 TE teachers from the Indiana Department of Education. A simple random sample of 747 of these teachers served as the sample for this study. Overall, the TE teachers who responded to the current survey reported the problem of the impact of high school graduation requirements on TE courses as the most serious problem of the 15 future problems identified by Wicklein in his 1993 study. (Contains 18 tables.)
National Association of Industrial and Technical Teacher Educators. Web site: http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/ejournals/JITE/
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Indiana