Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Journal of Technology Education

Volume

18

Issue

1

Publisher

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Publication Date

2006

First Page

27

Last Page

38

Abstract

Over the past 40 years there have been several initiatives by leaders in the profession to make revolutionary changes in philosophy, curriculum, methods, and facilities in the transition from industrial arts to technology education. The transition to technology education has been grounded in the dramatic changes that technology and technological innovations have brought to all aspects of society. It has been postulated that to fully participate in a technologically-based society, people must be technologically literate (Pearson & Young, 2002). Thus, the need arose to assure that all students have experience in technology education in order to acquire technological literacy.