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Moving towards Technology Education: Factors That Facilitated Teachers’ Implementation of a Technology Curriculum

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Roy Barnes

Griffith University, AU
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A faculty member in the School of Vocational, Technology and Arts Education, Griffith University, Nathan, Queensland, Australia.
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Australia has a National Technology Statement (Curriculum Corporation, 1994) that specifies the content and process of technology studies in schools. However, as in the United States, the implementation of curricula is a state responsibility. In the state of Queensland the implementation has been a very gradual process with schools having the option of adopting new curricula on a school-by-school basis or waiting until implementation becomes mandatory in 2007. The introduction of school-based management has augmented the localization of decision-making about curricula. Decisions about curricula in resource intensive areas such as technology education tend to reflect local priorities. As a consequence, the technology curriculum in many schools reflects a pre-1980’s industrial training orientation (Warner, 2001).
How to Cite: Barnes, R. (2005). Moving towards Technology Education: Factors That Facilitated Teachers’ Implementation of a Technology Curriculum. Journal of Technology Education, 17(1), 6–18. DOI: http://doi.org/10.21061/jte.v17i1.a.1
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Published on 22 Sep 2005.
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