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TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION

Towards a new school subject

Marc J. de Vries

 

 

INTRODUCTION

Probably there is currently no school subject around which there is so much debate as there is around technology education. To a large extent this is because technology education is a relatively new subject in the school curriculum, when we mean technology as a contribution to general education for all pupils (of course there is also vocational, technical education, which does have a long tradition; in this article we shall focus on technology education as general education). Although technology education in all countries has a sort of historical background — usually in craft education — the changes towards technology education are so fundamental that one ...

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