Weber, Katherine
April 2005
Technology Teacher;Apr2005, Vol. 64 Issue 7, p28
Academic Journal
The article suggests several practical activities that technology education teachers may use while advocating technological literacy to students, parents, administration, and the community. With the increasing complexity of technology, it is important for each citizen to be able to make informed decisions about the technology that he or she uses. In many cases, administrators or teachers outside of technology education are deluded that elaborate, district-wide technology initiatives that teach students how to use educational technology are teaching them about technology. With the implementation of the NCLB legislation and the reallocation of funding, many technology education teachers are fearful that evolving demands placed on the academic success of students, as well as the uncertainty of what constitutes technological literacy, will negatively impact technology education programs. Each technology education teacher should grasp this as an opportunity to devise creative ways to educate community members and administrators about how these technological concepts are delivered effectively in the technology education classroom.


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