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The Nature and Provision of Technology Education in Ireland

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Anthony Carty ,

University of Limerick, IE
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A Teaching Assistant for the Department of Manufacturing and Operations Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Limerick, Ireland.
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Pat Phelan

University of Limerick, IE
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Head, Department of Manufacturing and Operations Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Limerick, Ireland.

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Abstract

In an increasingly technological world, technology education programs designed to meet the needs of the demanding technological environment must be planned and coordinated efficiently. In response to this changing technological environment, the provision of technology education in Ireland is currently undergoing development. The educational process in Ireland is government driven, as in other European countries. Technical subjects have been included in the Irish curriculum since 1885 as manual instruction and educational handicraft. These subjects were entitled Metalwork, Woodwork and Technical Drawing. The introduction of Technology as a subject in its own right occurred in 1989, based on the rationale that technology education was seen important for economic success.
How to Cite: Carty, A., & Phelan, P. (2006). The Nature and Provision of Technology Education in Ireland. Journal of Technology Education, 18(1), 7–26. DOI: http://doi.org/10.21061/jte.v18i1.a.1
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Published on 22 Sep 2006.
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