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ERIC Number: EJ848433
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1071-6084
Speculations on the Insights and Perceptions of Professor William E. Warner Regarding the Status of Technology Education and its Future
Buffer, James J., Jr.
Journal of Technology Studies, v31 n1 p13-19 Win 2005
In this article, the author reflects on the historical work and scholarly contributions of Professor William E. Warner, an intellectual genius whose personal and professional energies were devoted to the development and cultivation of industrial arts education. Jerry Striechler challenged the author to "get into Warner's head" and speculate how Warner, who contributed so much to the conceptualization of technology education, would view the profession's recent accomplishments and what the future holds for it. To expand on his analysis, the author solicited feedback from two groups: one comprised of associates who worked or studied with Dr. Warner and the second composed of teacher educators or leaders who were aware of Warner's work and have leadership responsibilities in technology education today including participation in ITEA, Epsilon Pi Tau (EPT), CTTE, AERA, or related organizations. Respondents were asked to be frank and were assured that no one would be identified to ensure anonymity. The author's role was to provide a composite analysis and synthesis of their responses. He also reflected at length on his knowledge of Warner and built that into his analysis. As part of this process, the author reviewed a historical collection of Dr. Warner's personal correspondence given to him by Mrs. Ellen Warner after her husband's death, watched a video interview of Warner conducted by Dr. David Mohan, and read numerous publications written by or about W. E. Warner including Latimer's doctoral dissertation on Warner completed at North Carolina State University in 1972 under the direction of Delmar Olson, another one of Warner's doctoral advisees. To help quantify and analyze the results, the author combined the 12 statements into five groups. The author presents a brief synthesis of the results for each group. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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