The Technology Teacher
International Technology and Engineering Educators Association
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.
Hummell, L. J., Lipton, E. B., Morrow, M, Streichler, J, & Zuga, K. (2007). Should there be a national curriculum for technological literacy? The Technology Teacher, 66(5), 29–33.