The state of technology education : a European Commission perspective

Wendy Dow, John Dakers
2005, Vol. 10, No. 2,


This paper arises out of a consultancy to the
European Commission. The commission had
identified a problem with recruitment to
Mathematics, Science and Technology (MST)
subjects and careers across Europe and wished
to explore existing examples of good practice
in the field. The paper describes the
methodology used in two phases of the
consultancy which set out to identify examples
of good practice and highlights the problems
encountered in doing this with particular
reference to Technology education. The paper
then describes examples of good practice in
Technology education provided and discusses
some of the common problems encountered by
European countries in developing an effective
system of technology education across all
sectors of the education system.


Technology ; Education ; Pedagogy; Collaboration

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