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ERIC Number: EJ784802
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0746-3537
Avenues to Success--Developing a Thriving Technology Education Program
Wynn, Gary
Technology Teacher, v67 n5 p29-33 Feb 2008
Across the USA, technology education has faced many challenges over the past several decades. Educational changes and reform at all levels seem to have had a positive effect on the required classes or "core" courses. As a result, "elective" courses seem to be delegated to a secondary role in a student's education. In Greenfield-Central High School, Greenfield, Indiana, their journey to develop a thriving technology education program has taken many twists and turns. They have had numerous challenges that have affected both the program and the methods they have used to instruct their students. In this article, the author discusses some of the influences that they have encountered and how they adapted to them. Through the years, the curriculum, students, teachers, and administrators have changed, but one constant remains: the positive attitude that the community has for technology education.
International Technology Education Association (ITEA). 1914 Association Drive Suite 201, Reston, VA 20191-1539. Tel: 703-860-2100; Fax: 703-860-0353; e-mail: itea@iteaconnect.org; Web site: http://www.iteaconnect.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Indiana