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ERIC Number: EJ914379
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-2158-0502
K-12 Engineering Education Standards: Opportunities and Barriers
Bybee, Rodger W.
Technology and Engineering Teacher, v70 n5 p21-29 Feb 2011
Does the nation need K-12 engineering education standards? The answer to this question is paradoxically both simple and complex, and requires an examination of a rationale for such standards as well as the opportunities and barriers to developing and implementing the standards. In two decades since 1989, the idea of national standards for education has been widely recognized as important, if not essential, and increasingly accepted by most policymakers and educators. In this article, the author discusses several ideas about national standards and turns to a specific discussion of K-12 engineering education standards. He presents his reflections and opinions based on more than a decade's experience with the "National Science Education Standards" (NRC, 1996). (Contains 3 tables.)
International Technology and Engineering Educators Association. 1914 Association Drive Suite 201, Reston, VA 20191-1539. Tel: 703-860-2100; Fax: 703-860-0353; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A