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ERIC Number: EJ794748
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
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ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0031-7217
Industrial Arts: Call It What You Want, the Need Still Exists
Howlett, James
Phi Delta Kappan, v89 n7 p522-524 Mar 2008
In this article, the author argues that teaching "technological literacy" at the expense of hands-on skills training is wrong for the students, wrong for the economy, and wrong for the nation. Students need not only the opportunity to explore a variety of trade skills but also the opportunity to learn a skill well. It is in the teaching of these skills that a wise teacher incorporates those STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) elements that are appropriate. (Contains 7 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California