Current Editor: Chris Merrill, email@example.com
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 About a year and a half ago, Tom Erekson approached me with the idea for a "special issue" of the JTE that might explore curriculum theory and application in technology ed- ucation. The idea sounded like a good one, and the JTE Editorial Board approved the proposal in Spring of 1991. The result is this special issue of the Journal of Technology Education with all articles relating to one theme: "Curriculum Change in Technology Education: Differing Theoretical Perspectives." I believe this issue of the JTE provides the most comprehensive discussion of technology education curriculum assembled to date in a single publication. These articles should be of interest to every professional in the field. Others seeking a better understanding of technology education will also find this issue of the JTE worthwhile. I'd like to thank Tom Erekson for his early organizational efforts, each of the authors for meeting rigorous deadlines, and Dennis Herschbach for his assistance as publication deadlines drew near. In addition, I offer a special note of thanks to the reviewers who diligently reviewed all of the manuscripts as a group... a time-consuming, but necessary task. This issue of the JTE is "special" for another reason as well; it is available electronically. Anyone in the world who has access to either Bitnet or Internet will now be able to download the Journal of Technology Education. Free access to the JTE ensures the potential for a vast new audience of readers worldwide! This pioneering effort puts the JTE among a very select group of professional journals to be distributed electronically (Strangelove and Kovacs  identified only 7 peer-reviewed electronic journals). Given our field's mission to educate broadly about our technological world, it seems most fitting for us to be among the first to "go electronic" with our distribution. Refer to the Miscellany section at the end of the JTE for details on electronic access. MS Reference Strangelove, M. & Kovacs, D. (1991). Directory of electronic journals, newsletters and academic discussion lists. Washington, DC: Association of Research Libraries. Journal of Technology Education Volume 3, Number 2 Spring 1992