Journal of Technology Education

Journal of Technology Education

Current Editor: Chris Merrill, cpmerri@ilstu.edu
Previous Editors: Mark Sanders 1989-1997; James LaPorte: 1997-2010

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Volume 3, Number 1
Fall 1991

               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 
                
                
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               Journal of Technology Education   Volume 3, Number 1       Fall 1991
               Journal of Technology Education   Volume 3, Number 1       Fall 1991