Date of Award

3-1991

Culminating Project Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Technology Education: M.S.

Department

Environmental and Technological Studies

College

College of Science and Engineering

First Advisor

Anthony F. Gilberti

Second Advisor

Philip G. Bergstrom

Third Advisor

Russell H. Schmidt

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Abstract

This study was to develop a technology education course curriculum that would promote technological literacy. The curriculum, based on the Minnesota Plan for Industrial Technology Education (1984), was evaluated through the use of a Delphi study.

A review of the literature was conducted to identify the changing needs of society, new educational needs of society and identification of concepts of technological literacy. In addition, disciplines addressing technological literacy, methods of curriculum evaluation and expert with regard to technology education were identified through the literature review.

The curriculum evaluation was accomplished through a two round Delphi Study involving a panel of nine technology education teachers. Members of the panel were selected due to their involvement in the development of the Minnesota Plan for Industrial Technology Education (1984) and/or as an officer in the Minnesota Technology Education Association.

The evaluation of the curriculum indicated that the curriculum would promote technological literacy if implemented into a classroom. The mean of the evaluations were 3.90 for production, 3.78 for transportation, 3.91 for communication and 3.87 for energy/power using a five point Likert scale for the evaluation of each activity. The curriculum should be implemented into the educational setting for further evaluation in promoting technological literacy.

Comments/Acknowledgements

This thesis was digitized and published to The Repository with the generous permission of Kurt Helgeson.

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