Date of Award:

12-2008

Document Type:

Thesis

Degree Name:

Master of Science (MS)

Department:

Engineering and Technology Education

Advisor/Chair:

Gary A. Stewardson

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to gather information from Project Lead The Way (PLTW) partnership team experts. This project follows the methodology of a modified Delphi study. A review of literature in the areas of curriculum development, pre-college engineering, and the Delphi research technique provided the background for the structure utilized. Top programs from across the country were questioned to identify and come to a consensus on top components essential to developing and utilizing a successful PLTW partnership team. The components were categorized into two lists: effective practices utilized to make a program successful and effective practices employed by team coordinators to make a leadership team successful. The initial information provided was revised through the blind collaboration of 17 experts. Information gathered between each revision was coded and analyzed to achieve two final lists.

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