Journal of Technology Education

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.

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Volume 14, Number 2
Spring 2003


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. Three paper copies of each manuscript and an electronic version in Microsoft Word format on diskette should be submitted to: James E. LaPorte, JTE Editor, 144 Smyth Hall, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0432, (540) 231-8169. Overseas submissions in Microsoft Word format may be sent electronically via the Internet (to to expedite the review process. However, a printed copy must also be sent via conventional mail.
  2. All manuscripts must be double-spaced and must adhere to the guidelines published in Publication Guidelines of the American Psychological Association (5th Edition). Tables and figures, however, should be imbedded within the text itself rather than at the end of the document.
  3. All figures and artwork must be scaled to fit within the JTE page size (4.5" column width) and included electronically within the document.
  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).

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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Make checks payable to: Journal of Technology Education. All checks must be drawn on a US bank.

Regular (USA): $12
Regular (Canada/Overseas): $16
Library (USA): $20
Library (Canada/Overseas): $25
Individual Back Issues (USA): $7 each
Individual Back Issues (Canada/Overseas): $9 each

Return check information along with this form to:

James E. LaPorte, JTE Editor
144 Smyth Hall
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA 24061-0432

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).


All manuscripts for this issue of the JTE were received from the authors in digital format and reformatted with Microsoft Word. Page signatures were output on a T/R Systems MicroPress at Virginia Tech. The cover was printed conventionally and perfect-bound to the page signatures at the Virginia Tech Printing Center.

The Word version of this JTE volume was re-formatted for electronic distribution via the World Wide Web-in both PDF and HTML formats, and may be found at http:// scholar.lib. All back issues of the JTE are archived electronically at this URL.

Published by:
Technology Education Program
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Co-sponsored by:
International Technology Education Association
Council on Technology Teacher Education