Significantly fewer female students are enrolling in technology education courses compared with males. According to Sanders (2001), female enrollment in the U.S. was determined to be almost half (46.2%) technology education enrollment in middle school, but fell dramatically in high school to less than one-fifth (17.7%). Data from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (2004-2005) showed that only 8.6% of females who enrolled in Exploring Technology Systems in Middle School elected to take the freshmen level technology education course, Fundamentals of Technology (see Table 1).
How to Cite:
Mitts, C. R. (2008). Gender Preferences in Technology Student Association Competitions. Journal of Technology Education, 19(2), 80–93. DOI: http://doi.org/10.21061/jte.v19i2.a.6