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ERIC Number: EJ869897
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 21
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-0022-1864
Secondary Engineering Competencies: A Delphi Study of Engineering Faculty
Harris, Kara S.; Rogers, George E.
Journal of Industrial Teacher Education, v45 n1 p5-25 2008
The central purpose of this study was to expand upon previous research in relation to competencies that are desired by university engineering faculty in their incoming freshman. This study used a Delphi technique as noted by Paige, Dugger, and Wolansky (1996) and Wicklein (1993) to identify and analyze what secondary education competencies should be developed in a K-12 engineering program as indicated by engineering faculty. The results of the study clearly indicate that, in general, university-level engineering and engineering technology professors rate students' interpersonal, communication, and work ethic competencies higher than engineering/technology, mathematics, or science-related skills. Even though new K-12 engineering standards are not suggested by the results of this study, technology teacher educators should examine the study's findings to insure identified competencies are included in their programs or their school's mathematics, science, and language arts curricula. (Contains 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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