Journal of Technology Education
This study was conducted for the purpose of identifying research needs for technology education by generating a rank-ordered list of research topics that the profession's members might wish to explore individually or in collaboration with colleagues and students. The researchers' goal was to provide a concise list of topics that could be used by the profession to better position itself within the greater educational community, not to provide a call for action. The anticipated beneficiaries of this study are researchers who identify themselves as furthering the development of the technology education school subject. Professionals may use the list found in this study to further cultivate scholarly research in technology education. They may also use the list as a guide and, where appropriate, make better and more informed educational decisions through the formal, systematic application of scholarship and disciplined inquiry.
Original Publication Citation
Martin, G., & Ritz, J. (2012). Research needs for technology education: A U.S. perspective. Journal of Technology Education, 23(2), 25-43. doi: 10.21061/jte.v23i2.a.2
Martin, Gene and Ritz, John, "Research Needs for Technology Education: A U.S. Perspective" (2012). STEMPS Faculty Publications. 22.