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Problems Indicate the Need for Meaningful Change in Technology Education

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This paper reports on, and summarizes the major ramifications of, the New York State study of technology education at the baccalaureate level; reviews those rationales giving rise to the development of bachelor of technology degree programs; poses problems and issues associated with the degree; and discusses dangers and challenges for the future. While not necessarily advocating the cessation of these programs, the research reveals areas of serious conflict between the original intent of the educational programs and the reported actual needs of industry and students. The paper has the express purpose of highlighting the areas of confusion, demonstrating the potential problems caused thereby, and suggesting areas for urgent attention by students, educators, employers, and engineering professionals. Such attention is necessary to stimulate or reinforce action by licensing boards, professional societies, and accrediting organizations.

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Education, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:18 ,  Issue: 4 )