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Litowitz, Len S. – Journal of Technology Education, 2014
Technology & engineering teacher preparation programs at colleges and universities in the United States have been in a state of decline since the 1970's. In the fall of 2013 a study was conducted to compare the required curricula of the 24 undergraduate programs that maintain enrollment of 20 students or more in order to determine what a…
Descriptors: Technology Education, Engineering Education, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Education Curriculum
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McCarthy, Raymond R.; Berger, Joseph – Journal of Technology Education, 2008
Women are underrepresented in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields of study and careers with a subset of STEM--Technology Education--possibly one of the least integrated fields for women as students and as professionals. What accounts for this situation and what are potential remedies? The purpose of this study was to learn…
Descriptors: Females, Technology Education, Change Strategies, Educational Strategies
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Silverman, Suzanne; Pritchard, Alice M. – Journal of Technology Education, 1996
One Connecticut studied focus groups with middle school girls and surveyed high school students in technology education; a second studied focus groups with high school girls. Middle school girls appeared to enjoy technology education and had confidence, but by high school, sexist behavior and stereotypes in the school culture discourages their…
Descriptors: Career Choice, Course Selection (Students), Females, High Schools