Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

The Technology Teacher

Volume

66

Issue

5

Publisher

International Technology and Engineering Educators Association

Publication Date

2007

First Page

29

Last Page

33

Abstract

The author discusses her belief that the United States should have a national curriculum for technological literacy. The author asserts that there are huge discrepancies and deficiencies existing in technology-based curricula, and as a result students in the United States are being ill-prepared for living and working in a globally based economy and society. The author believes that if a national curriculum for technological literacy is developed it should resemble the Standards for Technological Literacy (2000/2002), which was created by the International Technology Education Association. The author points out that in order for such a curriculum to be successful it must always be evolving and updating with the latest technological trends occurring in society.