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ERIC Number: EJ858096
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Oct
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 26
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0746-3537
Technology Education Teacher Supply and Demand--A Critical Situation
Moye, Johnny J.
Technology Teacher, v69 n2 p30-36 Oct 2009
Technology education is an excellent format to integrate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) studies by employing problem-based learning activities. However, the benefits of technology education are still generally "misunderstood by the public." The effects of technology education on increased student mathematics abilities have been identified in several studies. It is evident that technology education is beneficial in raising student technological literacy and core academic success. However the supply of technology education teachers produced in the United States has not met the increased demand. This article highlights the critical need of technology education teachers in the United States and suggests that if the technology education profession is to survive, the time for action to ensure that survival is now. Recommendations are offered to mitigate the shortage of technology education teachers in the United States. (Contains 3 figures and 1 table.)
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 - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States