Title

Assessing the effectiveness of the change to technology teacher education

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Journal of Technology Education

Volume

2

Issue

2

Publisher

Virginia Tech University

Publication Date

Spring 1991

First Page

16

Last Page

31

Abstract

Many institutions which formerly pre-pared teachers of industrial arts are currently implementing technology teacher education programs. As these institutions change to implement technology teacher education, it is important to obtain an accurate assessment of the effectiveness of the innovation. Change in the teacher education curriculum may be assessed in a number of possible ways, each with several potential advantages. However, there is no generally accepted model for assessing the overall effectiveness of such a major change in technology teacher education. To address this problem, a study was undertaken to develop and verify a set of measures that could be used to assess the effectiveness of the move to technology teacher education. Specifically, the study sought answers to two research questions: "What measurements should be used to determine the effectiveness of the change?" and "How should these measurements be validated?"

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