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Methodology of Change Assimilation in Technology Education—A Case Study

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2 Author(s)
Nissim Sabag ; E. E. Engineering, ORT Braude College, Karmiel, Israel ; Yaron Doppelt

This paper describes a four-year program to advance electrical and electronics studies and their implementation in eight northern Israeli high schools. The program was begun with four schools participating, increasing to eight schools toward the end. This paper presents the teaching and learning processes of teachers and students during the program. Within the program's framework, learning materials and teaching guides were written, teachers were given in-school training and guidance, and meetings were held with teachers and headmasters so as to promote and track performance in the field. At the end of the program, more than 200 12th-grade students from eight high schools successfully passed their matriculation exam on large-scale projects. About 150 of these students had studied electronics, and the other 50 studied electricity. Prior to this program, only about 40 final projects in these fields had been undertaken in the State of Israel. Today, 10 years after the program, some 2000 final projects are submitted each year to matriculation exams.

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IEEE Transactions on Education  (Volume:55 ,  Issue: 2 )