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ERIC Number: EJ910976
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 67
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0957-7572
Standardization as Emerging Content in Technology Education at All Levels of Education
Choi, Dong Geun; de Vries, Henk J.
International Journal of Technology and Design Education, v21 n1 p111-135 Feb 2011
Integration of standardization into different levels of technology education has surfaced as a critical issue for educational practitioners and policy makers at national and regional (APEC, EU) level. In this paper, we describe and analyze empirical data collected from 118 educational experiences and practices about technology standards and standardization in 21 countries of a regional variety. Specifically, this research examines standardization education programs these countries have implemented, and explores suggestive indications for the design and development of an educational policy for standardization. Online surveys, offline interviews, face-to-face meetings and case studies have been used to determine the way these standardization education programs are segmented and implemented in different contexts. The findings are consolidated into a framework for standardization education. The framework presents an applicable combination of target groups (who), appropriate learning objectives (why), probable program operators (where), prospective contents modules (what), and preferred teaching methods (how). This framework may contribute to planning and implementing more inclusive standardization education programs. (Contains 6 tables and 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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