Technology and engineering education has struggled to maintain a foothold in the secondary schools for more than twenty years. Project Lead the Way, Engineering by Design, and other engineering-related curriculum initiatives have assisted the profession in maintaining some presence in the secondary schools, but the influence of technology and engineering education curriculum at junior high and high schools across America is clearly less than it was just 20 years ago (Volk, 1997; Volk, 1993). A leadership role in the preparation of elementary STEM teachers may provide the profession with a substantial contributing position in the education of teachers.
Daugherty, Michael K.; Carter, Vinson; and Swagerty, Lindsey
"Elementary STEM Education: The Future for Technology and Engineering Education?,"
Journal of STEM Teacher Education:
1, Article 7.
Available at: http://ir.library.illinoisstate.edu/jste/vol49/iss1/7