Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Journal of Technology Education

Volume

20

Issue

2

Publisher

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Publication Date

2009

First Page

65

Last Page

80

Abstract

Technology education is a field of study that seeks to promote technological literacy for all students. According to a recent study, in the United States, technology education is part of the state framework for 38 states, there are approximately 35,909 middle or high school technology teachers, and technology education is most frequently an elective course (Meade & Dugger, 2004). Indeed, students have an opportunity to learn about the processes and knowledge related to technology that are needed to solve problems and extend human capabilities through technology education. Wright and Lauda (1993) defined technology education as a program designed to help students “develop an understanding and competence in designing, producing, and using technological products and systems, and in assessing the appropriateness of technological actions” (p. 4).