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ERIC Number: EJ898829
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 15
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-1045-1064
A New Generation of Goals for Technology Education
Ritz, John M.
Journal of Technology Education, v20 n2 p50-64 Spr 2009
To develop meaningful instructional programs for technology education, goals need to be in place to direct the outcomes of curriculum development and teaching. Goals are program terminal outcomes that focus curriculum writers or teachers who structure content for learners. Goals provide direction so content can be delivered for long-term impact to students who study the subject. They go beyond everyday teaching objectives; they are directed at long-term learning and programmatic outcomes. Goals are arrived at through at least three different sources: empirical, philosophical, or subject matter. For this profession, technology educators must look beyond the development of engineers, industrial technologists, or craft workers. They must seek goals that take curriculum designers and teachers beyond the limits of these specific professions toward the goal of technological literacy for all. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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