Technology for All Americans Project

Technology for All Americans: A Rationale and Structure for the Study of Technology

What does every student need to know and be able to do with technology? How should the
articulated program in technology from grades K-12 be organized? Is there a structure for teaching
technology that can withstand the accelerating changes in our technological environment? These and many other important issues are addressed in Technology for All Americans: A Rationale and
Structure for the Study of Technology (Rationale and Structure).

Developed by the International Technology Education Associationís Technology for All Americans
Project, Rationale and Structure provides a new vision for the study of technology. The document
defines technology and discusses the power and the promise of technology and the need for
technological literacy. It presents the Universals for the study of technology and describes how
technology should be integrated into the core of the curriculum from kindergarten through high
school and beyond. Finally, a challenge is made to all concerned to take action to establish technology education standards and make technological literacy an educational priority.

The International Technology Education Association is pleased to offer you the opportunity to view
this important document on-line. Click here to view a .pdf copy of the Rationale and Structure. For a summary of the Rationale and Structure, click here to download and print a copy of the Executive Summary.

We encourage you to purchase your own copy of the document. Copies of the Rationale and Structure are available for purchase for $10 (ITEA members) and $15 (non-members) plus postage and handling from the International Technology Education Association, 1914 Association Drive, Suite 201, Reston, VA 20191, phone (703) 860-2100, fax (703) 860-0353, email itea@iris.org. Click here to download and print a copy of the order form.


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