Journal of Technology Education

Current Editor: Chris Merrill,
Previous Editors: Mark Sanders 1989-1997; James LaPorte: 1997-2010

As an open access journal, the JTE does not charge fees for authors to publish or readers to access.

Volume 10, Number 2
Spring 1999

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Scope of the JTE

The Journal of Technology Education provides a forum for scholarly discussion on topics relating to technology education. Manuscripts should focus on technology education research, philosophy, and theory. In addition, the Journal publishes book reviews, editorials, guest articles, comprehensive literature reviews, and reactions to previously published articles.

Editorial/Review Process

Manuscripts that appear in the Articles section have been subjected to a blind review by three or more members of the Editorial Board. This process generally takes from six to eight weeks, at which time authors are promptly notified of the status of their manuscript. Book reviews, editorials, and reactions are reviewed by the Editor and Associate Editor, which generally takes about two weeks.

Manuscript Submission Guidelines

1.Five copies of each manuscript and an electronic version on floppy disk should be submitted to: James E. LaPorte, JTE Editor, 144 Smyth Hall, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0432 (703) 231-8169. Overseas submissions may be submitted electronically via the Internet (to to expedite the review process, but if submitted only in ASCII format (e.g. as an email message), a fully formatted version on floppy disk must also be sent via conventional mail.

2.All manuscripts must be double-spaced and must adhere strictly to the guidelines published in Publication Guidelines of the American Psychological Association (4th Edition).

3.Manuscripts that are accepted for publication must be resubmitted (following any necessary revisions) both in hard copy and on a floppy disk saved in the native word processor format (such as Microsoft Word) and in ASCII format.

4.Manuscripts for articles should generally be 15-20 pages (22,000-36,000 characters in length, with 36,000 characters an absolute maximum). Book reviews, editorials, and reactions should be approximately four to eight manuscript pages (approx. 6,000-12,000 characters).

5.All figures and artwork must be scaled to fit on the JTE pages and be submitted both in camera-ready and electronic formats.

Subscription Information

The Journal of Technology Education is published twice annually (Fall and Spring issues). New and renewing subscribers should copy and mail the form below:

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JTE Co-Sponsors & Membership Information

The International Technology Education Association (ITEA) is a non-profit educational association concerned with advancing technological literacy. The Association functions at many levels-from international to local-in responding to member concerns. The Council on Technology Teacher Education (CTTE), affiliated with the ITEA, is concerned primarily with technology teacher education issues and activities. For membership information, contact: ITEA, 1914 Association Drive, Reston, VA 22091 (703) 860-2100.

Electronic Access to the JTE

All issues of the Journal of Technology Education may be accessed on the World Wide Web at: (Note: this URL is case sensitive).


The following are corrections for Vol. 10, #1, Fall 1998 issue:

1)Contents, pg. 1, first article title should read-

Students' Attitudes Toward Technology in Selected Technology Education Programs by Richard A. Boser, James D. Palmer, and Michael K. Daugherty

Our apology to James D. Palmer for the omission of his name.

2)pg. 50, first paragraph following information given in VII, sentence beginning in line 6 should read-

...Every "Teacher Educator of the Year" award given by the CTTE and ITEA for 43 of the past 44 years has gone to a white man. ...

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