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ERIC Number: EJ789740
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0746-3537
Model Program: West Springfield High School, Virginia
Alukonis, J. T.; Settar, Scott
Technology Teacher, v67 n6 p33-36 Mar 2008
West Springfield High School sits on the outskirts of Washington, D.C., in Fairfax County, Virginia. WSHS is home to a thriving and growing technology education program. In recent years, the program has exploded from less than 175 students to well over 425. These numbers are expected to continue to grow in the foreseeable future. In 2002, the program offered seven courses. For the 2007-08 school year, there are 12 full-year technology education courses being offered in four branches, with more to come in the near future. The teachers are working to incorporate a course in biorelated and medical technology in the 2008-09 school year. This article discusses the technology education program and how the WSHS technology education engineering courses have seen a significant increase in enrollment and a higher level of learning achieved by the students.
International Technology Education Association (ITEA). 1914 Association Drive Suite 201, Reston, VA 20191-1539. Tel: 703-860-2100; Fax: 703-860-0353; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Virginia