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A Content Analysis of AIAA/ITEA/ITEEA Conference Special Interest Sessions: 1978–2014

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Philip A. Reed ,

Old Dominion University, US
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James E. LaPorte

Millersville University and Virginia Tech, US
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Abstract

Associations routinely hold annual conferences to aid with professional development and actively promote the ideals of their membership and the profession they represent. The American Industrial Arts Association (AIAA) was created in 1939 and has held an annual conference the past 76 years to further these goals (Starkweather, 1995). Throughout this period, the profession has gone through significant changes that include a paradigm shift from a focus on the products and processes of industry to a broader focus on technological literacy. The AIAA reflected this shift by changing the association name to the International Technology Education Association (ITEA) in 1985. More recently, the association adapted to the increasing focus on engineering education and changed its name again in 2010 to the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA). The ITEEA conference has run consistently throughout this period and remains a cornerstone professional event. Analysis of the detailed conference programs can highlight historical milestones, current status, and emerging trends within the profession to aid with conference planning and other professional activities.

How to Cite: Reed, P. A., & LaPorte, J. E. (2015). A Content Analysis of AIAA/ITEA/ITEEA Conference Special Interest Sessions: 1978–2014. Journal of Technology Education, 26(3), 38–72. DOI: http://doi.org/10.21061/jte.v26i3.a.2
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Published on 20 Jun 2015.
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