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ERIC Number: EJ907365
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-2158-0502
New York State Technology Education: History, the Current State of Affairs, and the Future
Dettelis, Phil
Technology and Engineering Teacher, v70 n4 p34-38 Dec 2010-Jan 2011
Since the early 1980s, technology education has undergone several changes, incorporating new philosophies, new courses, and even a new name. This discipline, which is historically rooted in industrial arts, has endeavored to carve out a niche based on preparing students for careers, hands-on applications of mathematics and science, critical thinking skills, and life. Unfortunately, a myriad of changes, coupled with a lack of defined content, has created an educational landscape mired in confusion and differing opinions about what this discipline is and should be. In the three years that the author has spent as the [New York] State Technology Education Curriculum Representative, he has amassed a wealth of knowledge and history that he never would have been privy to had he stayed in the classroom (as a high school technology education teacher). In this article, the author attempts to interpret this discipline's history, current state of affairs, and future. He takes a look at five significant historical events that have affected New York State Technology Education since the early 1980s, each leaving behind its mark on the discipline.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York