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Christman, Scott – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2012
The fact that many companies outsource jobs and contracts for manufactured products can be attributed to the shortage of technically trained and skilled workers in America's workforce. Today, business and industry, educators, parents, and students are significantly interested in STEM education and technological literacy. With the majority of…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Educational History, Intellectual History, Models
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Bertrand, Bill – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2012
The field of industrial arts education endured with little change for over half a decade. It was during this time that a group of like-minded individuals attended a meeting in Cleveland, Ohio and decided to form an association with the common purpose of promoting the profession and field of industrial arts education: the American Industrial Arts…
Descriptors: Leadership, Technological Literacy, Change Agents, Technology Education
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Feller, Rich – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2011
Preparing for the future is not what it used to be. Yet, advising students, preparing lessons, and promoting the value of STEM options remains constant. As a result, technical and engineering educators seek clarity about the future of careers, career development, and ways to promote STEM options. Recently, the ITEEA conference allowed the author…
Descriptors: Job Skills, Technological Literacy, Career Development, Alignment (Education)
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Cantu, Diana – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2011
Trash is having a global impact not only on land, but at sea--making its way into the ocean and creating large islands of floating debris. One such island is The Great Pacific Trash Patch, which is located in the North Pacific and is made up of floating trash and debris that is spread out in an area as much as one and a half times the size of the…
Descriptors: Sanitation, Environmental Influences, Wastes, Oceanography