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The Development and Validation of a Test of Industrial Technological Literacy

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Michael A. Hayden

Mississippi State University, US
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Assistant Professor, Department of Technology and Education, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS.

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It is often stated that technology affects every person on this planet, is growing exponentially, and is becoming increasingly complicated. With technology being such a force in our lives, it seems logical that we should be knowledgeable about it. This knowledge of technology has been labeled—technological literacy (TL). Several reports on education have ad- dressed the TL issue and have all called for an increase in the level of TL exhibited by our students. Maley (1985) noted that, “in 1984 alone, ten major studies of education were reported...each one calling for changes in school to prepare our students to live in a technological society” (p. 16). Since 1984 an increasing amount of research concerning TL has been conducted.
How to Cite: Hayden, M. A. (1991). The Development and Validation of a Test of Industrial Technological Literacy. Journal of Technology Education, 3(1), 1–12. DOI: http://doi.org/10.21061/jte.v3i1.a.3
Published on 22 Sep 1991.
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