Technology Education in Saudi Arabia in Comparison with New Zealand: Lessons for Technology Education Teachers

  • Abbad Almutairi
Part of the Contemporary Issues in Technology Education book series (CITE)


This research sought to obtain a deeper insight into technology education implementation in New Zealand and Saudi Arabia in order to explore how this subject is implemented in both contexts that leads to the identification of the similarities and differences between them. A qualitative approach was used in the main but supported by a qualitative approach in the Saudi context. Data were obtained from document analysis, interviews with technology teachers and technology experts, observations of practice, and questionnaires. The findings indicate that there were significant differences in implementing the two subjects in both contexts, particularly in terms of practice. Limited similarities between them were also found.

This study aims to provide teachers with new data gained from research about different aspects of technology education, namely, curriculum planning, teaching methods, assessment for learning, and student engagement, that might help teachers to improve teaching and learning in the technology education classroom.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Abbad Almutairi
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  1. 1.Ministry of Education, Center for Education Polices ResearchesRiyadhSaudi Arabia

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