ERIC Number: EJ918933
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Improve or Perish, Revisited--Again
Moye, Johnny J.; Katsioloudis, Petros J.
Technology and Engineering Teacher, v70 n6 p24-28 Mar 2011
Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it. One does not have to be a historian to realize the truth in those words. It is true of words written years ago concerning the health and well being of the technology and engineering education profession. M. Ray Karnes (1959) published "A Major Problem in Education: Improve or Perish" and John V. Gallagher (1993) published a follow-up to that article with "Improve or Perish-Revisited." Both authors identified issues critical to industrial arts and technology education, respectively. This article revisits and addresses some of Karnes' and Gallagher's concerns as well, and provides examples of how the technology and engineering profession has laid a foundation for the improvement of general education in the United States.
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Technology Education, Industrial Arts, General Education, Educational Improvement, STEM Education, Higher Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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