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Industrial Arts Revisited: An Examination of the Subject’s Continued Strength, Relevance and Value

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Kenneth Volk

Hong Kong Institute of Education, CN
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Senior Lecturer in the Department of Engineering and Technology Studies at the Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong.

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Abstract

There has been a considerable amount of work, position papers and professional pressure in recent years expressing the need for technology education. This effort has often rallied around justifications which diminished or ignored the contributions and continued existence of industrial arts programs. Considering the recent trends and mandates toward technology education, have those educators previously initiated into industrial arts been indoctrinated to teach subjects such as woodworking, only to find the subject matter has no contemporary relevance and can no longer exist? In essence, are the curriculum, activities and equipment of industrial arts temporal in nature and of minimal educational value, or was
it simply politically incorrect to discuss or support the subject?

How to Cite: Volk, K. (1996). Industrial Arts Revisited: An Examination of the Subject’s Continued Strength, Relevance and Value. Journal of Technology Education, 8(1), 27–39. DOI: http://doi.org/10.21061/jte.v8i1.a.3
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Published on 22 Sep 1996.
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