International Journal of Technology and Design Education

, Volume 6, Issue 3, pp 221–238

Comparing technology education in the U.S. and U.K.

  • Theodore Lewis
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF00419881

Cite this article as:
Lewis, T. Int J Technol Des Educ (1996) 6: 221. doi:10.1007/BF00419881

Abstract

British and American discourses and experiences with respect to technology education are compared. Out of this comparison important issues are identified that have implications for the larger ongoing conversation on technology beyond these countries. They include the role of the state in establishing and validating the subject, the dual claims of technology literacy and technological capability, and dual curricular approaches — content and process.

Keywords

technological literacytechnological capabilitycomparisoncurriculum as processcurriculum as content

Copyright information

© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Theodore Lewis
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Work, Community and Family EducationUniversity of MinnesotaSt. PaulUSA