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ERIC Number: EJ914282
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 17
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 39
ISSN: ISSN-1045-1064
A Case for the Nationwide Inclusion of Engineering in the K-12 Curriculum via Technology Education
Pinelli, Thomas E.; Haynie, W. James, III
Journal of Technology Education, v21 n2 p52-68 Spr 2010
This paper resulted from discussions between a technology teacher educator and a colleague who has served in various education outreach roles with NASA. The basis of the paper was developed by the NASA director and two engineers, one serving with NASA and the other with the National Institute of Aerospace. The technology teacher educator read the original paper as published in the NASA Technical Report Server (NTRS) and realized that, though it addressed an audience of engineers, its implications for technology educators were obvious. As evident in the paper, the engineering community seeks a means to reach into the K-12 curriculum at the same time that leaders in technology education are promoting design and engineering in their curricula nationwide. This revised version of the engineering paper with added implications for technology education provides support for current trends in their profession and shows how the linkages can best be implemented. The authors hope that the perspective from the community of engineers shared in this paper will lend support to those leaders in technology education who are working to include engineering, resulting in the development of a fuller context for their arguments and providing some useful ideas as to how engineering can be included without eliminating the positive outcomes of contemporary technology education and the industrial arts of yesteryear from which it evolved.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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