Journal of Technology Education
The purpose of this research was to determine the future critical issues and problems facing the K-12 technology and engineering education profession in the Commonwealth of Virginia. This study was based on the Wicklein nationwide studies (1993a, 2005). Even though this study did not exactly replicate the Wicklein studies--since it was limited to the Commonwealth of Virginia--the method and questions used were identical. The modified Delphi research design was used to draw consensus among technology and engineering education experts in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Seventy-five percent of the participants agreed with one another concerning the top five critical problems and issues that Virginia leaders should consider when planning future programs. This study identified what Virginia stakeholders felt were the most critical issues and problems facing the future of technology and engineering education programs in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Each of the critical issues and problems identified in this study bears further investigation and possible action to address the crisis (Wicklein, 2005). This research provides opinions of technology and engineering education teachers, administrators, and teacher educators, and it could be considered a starting point for future discussions.
Original Publication Citation
Katsioloudis, P., & Moye, J. J. (2012). Future critical issues and problems facing technology and engineering education in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Journal of Technology Education, 23(2), 6-24. doi: https://doi.org/10.21061/jte.v23i2.a.1
Katsioloudis, Petros and Moye, Johnny J., "Future Critical Issues and Problems Facing Technology and Engineering Education in the Commonwealth of Virginia" (2012). STEMPS Faculty Publications. 34.