A protocol for authoring curricula for technology education
Procedures for developing generalizable technology education curricula will be in greater demand as students and teachers are drawn into the field of technology. School systems are having an increasingly difficult time finding the resources (human and monetary) needed to properly equip students with the technological skills of today's work force. This study investigated five different design models for developing technology education curricula. These are the: academic rationalism, technical, intellectual processes, social reconstruction, and personal relevance models. A rotocol for authoring generalizable technology education curricula was then developed by combining the strengths of several of these models. This eclectic combination of models involved the academic, technical and intellectual. A sample curriculum for "Networking Technology 40S" was then developed using this protocol.