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Title: The transfer of Design and Technology (D&T) to the United States: a case study
Authors: Todd, Ronald
Hutchinson, Patricia
Keywords: Instructional practice
International transfer
Science and mathematics
Student transfer
Teacher training
Contextual learning
Issue Date: 2000
Publisher: © DATA
Citation: TODD, R. and HUTCHINSON, P., 2000. The transfer of Design and Technology (D&T) to the United States : a case study. IN: Kimbell, R. (ed.). Design and Technology International Millennium Conference. Wellesbourne : The D&T Association, pp. 215-222
Abstract: This paper reports the intent, progress, and initial results in the transfer of elementary design and technology classroom practice in the United Kingdom to classrooms in the United States Referenced are three reported projects funded by the National Science Foundation that were intended to improve student performance in science and mathematics. The projects included two material development efforts, and a teacher in-service training initiative. Data was collected from three, selected demonstration sites – one each from rural, urban and suburban settings – that tested students, who had been introduced to design and technology. All three schools conducted performance testing of third-grade students (age 10). The analysis and observations provide indications regarding the effectiveness of the projects in preparing teachers and in helping students improve performance in science and math. Although the observations must be seen as tentative, the results suggest that design and technology might play an important supportive role in improving instruction and performance in elementary schools in the United States, and that the transfer effort is well worth pursuing.
Description: This is a conference paper
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/3162
ISBN: 1898788480
Appears in Collections:D&T Association Conference Series

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