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ERIC Number: EJ1096218
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Apr
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-2158-0502
Status of Technology and Education Engineering in the United States: A Fifth Report of the Findings from the States (2014-15)
Moye, Johnny J.; Jones, Virginia R.; Dugger, William E., Jr.
Technology and Engineering Teacher, v74 n7 p30-36 Apr 2015
The International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA [formerly ITEA]) has tracked the status of technology (and engineering) education in four previous studies (Newberry 2001; Meade & Dugger 2004; Dugger 2007; and Moye, Dugger, & Starkweather 2012). The purpose of this continuing study has been to determine the health of the technology and engineering education profession in the United States. This is the fifth study of Technology and Engineering Education in the United States. This article contains the fourteen questions in the study, state supervisor responses to the survey, and previous study information. As in past studies, the data shows that the states use "Standards for Technological Literacy: Content for the Study of Technology" ("STL") more frequently than the "Advancing Excellence in Technological Literacy Student Assessment, Professional Development, and Program Standards" ("AETL"). Eight states reported that they have adopted "STL" "as is," fifteen have placed the "STL" standards in their state standards, twenty use "STL" in their curriculum guides, and fourteen have conducted workshops using "STL." Six of the state supervisors reported that their states do not use "STL" at all. One state supervisor reported that his or her state has adopted "AETL" "as is," four have placed it into their state standards, and six conducted workshops using "AETL." Four states have placed "AETL" information in their state curriculum guides, and ten states do not use "AETL" at all. It is not possible to draw conclusive trends concerning the use of "STL" or "AETL" over the years because of the lack of inputs from each state. This was the first year the researchers asked if states use "Next Generation Science Standards" ("NGSS"). Ten of the responding supervisors indicated that their states have adopted the "NGSS" "as is" and have placed them in their state standards. Fourteen states have conducted workshops using "NGSS." Twelve use "NGSS" in their curriculum guides, and five states do not use "NGSS" at all. Prior to the next round of this study in 2018, the researchers will reevaluate how to prepare and conduct the study due to the numerous changes in issues and trends over the past fifteen years (e.g., changing the focus from technology to technology and engineering and the advent of "NGSS"). [For the previous study, "The Status of Technology and Engineering Education in the United States: A Fourth Report of the Findings from the States (2011-12)," see EJ983330.]
International Technology and Engineering Educators Association. 1914 Association Drive Suite 201, Reston, VA 20191-1539. Tel: 703-860-2100; Fax: 703-860-0353; e-mail: itea@iteaconnect.org; Web site: http://www.iteaconnect.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A