Current Editor: Chris Merrill, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
FROM THE EDITOR As we begin our third volume (year) of the JOURNAL OF TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION, it seems appropriate to reflect a little on the first two years. The JTE seems to be going well. Manuscript submissions have increased stead- ily and we now have approximately 500 sub- scribers. Given a) you are all "paying customers" (you do not receive the JTE as a membership benefit of an association) and b) this number represents more than half of the CTTE membership, it seems like a healthy start. Other promising signs include a dedi- cated and hard-working editorial board, con- tributions from international authors, interest from other disciplines (e.g. Sci- ence, Technology, and Society), a diversity of manuscripts submitted, and several pro- posals for "special issues" of the Journal. To date, the JTE has published six conceptual articles, nine articles describing quantita- tive research, six manuscripts relating to technology education curriculum/teaching, two guest articles, eight book reviews, and seven editorials. Six of these articles were writ- ten by authors from other countries and se- veral of them originated with persons outside the field of technology education. Though there are many positive indica- tors, I believe the JTE lacks some of the "dialogue" I thought it might foster. Edito- rial submissions remain scarce, despite the interesting dilemmas confronting our field. Authors have not taken advantage of the "Re- search Digest" section of the Journal, which is designed to provide the opportunity to publish abridged descriptions of research. While I hear of many interesting things going on in our field, we see only a small percent- age of them described in print. And of course, that is one of the primary purposes for the JTE. The JTE hereby serves notice that we would like to publish more editorials and "research digests." The former is perhaps 3-5 manuscript pages on an issue that keeps you awake at night; the latter is a brief de- scription (e.g. 5-10 manuscript pages) of your research relating to technology educa- tion. Hope to hear from you... MS Permission is given to copy any article or graphic provided credit is given and the copies are not intended for sale. Journal of Technology Education Volume 3, Number 1 Fall 1991 Journal of Technology Education Volume 3, Number 1 Fall 1991