Title page for ETD etd-11162007-162518

Type of Document Dissertation
Author Moore, Julia Marie
Author's Email Address jbussey@vt.edu
URN etd-11162007-162518
Title Virginia Technology Education Teachers' Implementation of Standards for Technological Literacy
Degree PhD
Department Teaching and Learning
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
LaPorte, James E. Committee Co-Chair
Sanders, Mark E. Committee Co-Chair
Carter, Edith H. Committee Member
Fortune, Jimmie C. Committee Member
  • educational change
  • levels of implementation
  • diffusion of innovations
Date of Defense 2007-10-03
Availability unrestricted
The International Technology Education Association published Standards for Technological Literacy (STL) to assist technology educators in establishing curriculum to reflect technological literacy. Presently, the extent to which STL and the individual Standards are being used is not known. The problem of this study was to determine the extent to which Virginia secondary technology education teachers are implementing STL. A questionnaire was sent to 285 randomly selected Virginia secondary technology education teachers seeking information concerning their use of STL, their use of the individual Standards within STL, and their perceptions with regard to Rogers’ five attributes of innovation. Frequencies and percentages were calculated to describe the population and the respondents’ perception of implementation of the individual Standards with regard to Rogers’ attributes of and innovation. A two way contingency table was used to evaluate the relationship between Rogers’ attributes of innovation and the implementation of individual Standards. Twenty percent of the respondents use STL with varying percentages for each individual Standard. These identified relationships may be used to assist change agents in understanding respondents’ perceptions and assisting them in further implementing STL in Virginia.
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