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Developing Technology Teachers: Questioning the Industrial Tool Use Model

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John Hansen ,

University of Houston
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Chair, Department of Information and Logistics and Executive Director of the Center for Technology Literacy, College of Technology, University of Houston, Texas. 

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Gerald Lovedahl

Clemson University, US
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Professor Emeritus, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina.
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Abstract

Are we attempting to prepare pre-service teachers to teach for technological literacy (rationale, structure, and standards) with teacher preparation programs based on the traditional industrial tool use model? Without the support and cooperation of teacher preparation institutions to prepare teachers qualified to teach for technological literacy, the focus of secondary technology education programs will continue to be based on technical (tool use) competencies, and the goals of technological literacy will never be realized. Do we have the courage, wisdom, and fortitude to examine our traditional approaches to pre-service teacher preparation and to agree that it might be time for change?
How to Cite: Hansen, J., & Lovedahl, G. (2004). Developing Technology Teachers: Questioning the Industrial Tool Use Model. Journal of Technology Education, 15(2), 20–32. DOI: http://doi.org/10.21061/jte.v15i2.a.2
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Published on 22 Mar 2004.
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