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Curriculum Change in Technology Education: A Theoretical Perspective on Personal Relevance Curriculum Designs

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Steve Petrina

University of Maryland, US
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A doctoral student in the Department of Industrial, Technological, and Occupational Education, University of Maryland, College Park, MD.

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Abstract

Personal relevance curriculum designs are compatible with most mission and philosophical statements for technology education; yet, there are few, if any curriculum plans that emphasize this design. The experience-based nature of technology education suggests a certain affinity with personal relevance. Practice and theory within the profession has influenced and has been influenced by personal relevance designs and their inherent humanistic theories. While this interaction is apparent through any historical survey of the profession and evident in contemporary literature, the nature of personal relevance designs have been only partially examined. Within the profession, there is little information in the way of adequate description and implementation of personal relevance or other humanistic curriculum designs (Herschbach, 1989; Horton, 1985; McCrory, 1987; Moss, 1987; Zuga, 1989).
How to Cite: Petrina, S. (1992). Curriculum Change in Technology Education: A Theoretical Perspective on Personal Relevance Curriculum Designs. Journal of Technology Education, 3(2), 37–47. DOI: http://doi.org/10.21061/jte.v3i2.a.5
Published on 22 Mar 1992.
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