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Pre College Engineering Education And Standards For Technological Literacy

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2001 Annual Conference


Albuquerque, New Mexico

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June 24, 2001

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June 24, 2001

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June 27, 2001



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6.788.1 - 6.788.8



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Pam Newberry

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Constantine Anagnostopoulos

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Chalmers Sechrist

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Barbara Stoler

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Douglas Gorham

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Pre-College Engineering Education and Standards for Technological Literacy Constantine Anagnostopoulos Chair, Pre-college Education Coordinating Committee IEEE Educational Activities Board Douglas Gorham Project Manager, Pre-college Education IEEE Educational Activities Pam B. Newberry Associate Director, Technology for All Americans Project International Technology Education Association Barbara Coburn Stoler Manager, Career Development and Outreach IEEE Educational Activities Chalmers Sechrist Professor Emeritus University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Abstract Pre-college engineering and technology programs are not immune from the increased demands that advances in technology have placed upon them. The International Technology Education Association (ITEA), and its Technology for All Americans Project, has recently published Standards for Technological Literacy: Content for the Study of Technology1. These standards provide critical guidance for all pre-college engineering and technology programs. In addition, the focus of Standards for Technological Literacy and the focus of the ABET Criteria 2000 are closely related. Pre- college engineering and technology curricula would benefit by adopting and implementing the standards for technological literacy into their curricula.

Background In 1989, the National Governors Association endorsed the National Education Goals Panel recommendations for improving education in the United States. The publications of Everybody Counts: A Report to the Nation on the Future of Mathematics Education by the National Research Council (NRC) and Curriculum and Evaluation Standards for School Mathematics by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) marked the beginning of current educational reform and the development of standards in other fields of study. The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), through its Project 2061, published Science for All Americans in 1989 resulting in a clear call to action and the need for scientific literacy for all students. This publication paved the way for future developments of science standards. The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) made a formal request of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) and the National Research Council (NRC) to coordinate the

Proceedings of the 2001 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition Copyright  2001, American Society for Engineering Education

Newberry, P., & Anagnostopoulos, C., & Sechrist, C., & Stoler, B., & Gorham, D. (2001, June), Pre College Engineering Education And Standards For Technological Literacy Paper presented at 2001 Annual Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico. 10.18260/1-2--9657

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