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ERIC Number: EJ847355
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 8
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1071-6084
Ethical Issues in Technology Education in Taiwan
Lin, Kuen-Yi
Journal of Technology Studies, v33 n1 p17-24 Win 2007
A significant trend in technology education has shown internationally widespread acceptance with the increasing needs of developing students' technological literacy on both the elementary and secondary level from manual training to basic competency. Therefore, more and more countries have developed their national technology standards in order to enhance students' technological literacy. Over the past several years there has been a considerable amount of professional pressure, and numerous position papers expressing a need for technological ethics in technology education. As a society experiences the trends of globalization and advanced technology, there is an increasing need to discover what people in the technological society should understand regarding new issues of technological ethics. This study attempted to clarify some of the issues facing technology education in Taiwan and then to compare the results of this research with findings in the United States. This study focused on the junior high level, and for it a questionnaire was developed employing the same 17 competency indicators in Technology Education that were used in the Reed, Hughes, Presley, and Stephens (2004) study. In order to understand the technology teachers' viewpoints about ethical issues, technology teachers were selected as the participants in this study. The results of this study are discussed. (Contains 7 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Junior High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Taiwan