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Technology Education in the Classroom: Understanding the Designed World


reviewed by Janet Ward Schofield ó 1997

coverTitle: Technology Education in the Classroom: Understanding the Designed World
Author(s): Senta Raizen,Peter Sellwood, Ronald D. Todd, Maragret Vickers
Publisher: Jossey-Bass Publishers, San Francisco
ISBN: 0787901784, Pages: 249, Year: 1995
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This is a book explaining and advocating technology education, which the authors define as "K-12 school programs designed to teach understanding and competence in technology and to assess the appropriateness of technological actions" (p. 1). Yet it is really about much more, since if technology education as the authors envision it were implemented in the United States, it would significantly alter the way in which science, mathematics, and other subjects are taught. The changes in the educational system called for here are fundamental and far reaching. Thus, the chances that the book's call for making technology education part of the core curriculum from the earliest grades up through high school will be rapidly or fully implemented are quite small. Nonetheless, this is a potentially important book because it paves the way for broader consideration of the desirability of technology education by developing a vision of what it is that differs in important ways from the images typically conjured up by the term. Further, it presents a... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 99 Number 1, 1997, p. 220-222
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 10270, Date Accessed: 11/17/2017 2:37:52 PM

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