ERIC Number: EJ701117
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Mar-22
Alternative Strategies for Preparing Middle School Technology Education Teachers
Ritz, John M.; Manning, M. Lee
Childhood Education, v80 n3 p142 Spr 2004
This teacher education program experimented with innovative methods for identifying potential technology teacher candidates, and with providing training methods that take advantage of candidate's existing technological expertise and experience. In this article, the authors call attention to the shortage of technology education teachers, provide a case study highlighting an alternative technology education program at Old Dominion University, and share several "lessons learned" that will benefit other institutions seeking to implement an alternative program. This teacher education program experimented with innovative methods for identifying potential technology teacher candidates, and with providing training methods that take advantage of candidates' existing technological expertise and experience.
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Technology Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Shortage, Middle School Teachers, Alternative Teacher Certification, Trade and Industrial Teachers, Nontraditional Students
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A