ERIC Number: EJ913666
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
Manual Arts to Technology Education: Are We Ripe for Infusing Aspects of a Green Technology into Career and Technical Education Constituent Subjects?
Asunda, Paul A.
Career and Technical Education Research, v35 n3 p175-187 2010
This paper is a conceptual essay that reviews industrial and economic changes that have shaped vocational education to present day Career and Technical Education (CTE) curriculum, and specifically the role of technology education in meeting societal needs. An argument is presented that CTE is ripe to integrate aspects of green technology and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) initiatives that seek to prepare the workforce for present day green economy calls. This essay is intended to stimulate dialogue about the possible role that CTE may play in preparing a workforce that is responsive to such directives.
Descriptors: Technology Education, Industry, Economic Change, Educational Environment, Environmental Education, Sustainable Development, STEM Education, Labor Force Development, Educational Change, Curriculum Development, Vocational Education, Education Work Relationship
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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