Thomas Owens


Report: The ATE program: Issues for consideration, a monograph

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This report addresses nine issues of interest to ATE program stakeholders: Collaboration, dissemination, materials development, professional development, program improvement, advisory committees, evaluation, recruitment and retention,and sustainability.

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Type: Report
Category: ATE Research & Evaluation
Author(s): Arlen Gullickson, Frances Lawrenz, Gloria Rogers, Gloria Tressler, Karen Powe, Lester Reed, Norman Gold, Thomas Owens, Wayne Welch

Report: Dissemination: A key element of the ATE program

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“For the National Science Foundation (NSF) to derive maximum benefit from its investment in technology education and workforce development, it is essential that research findings, newly developed curricula, and innovative instructional strategies developed at Advanced Technological Education (ATE) centers and projects (i.e., projects) be effectively disseminated and used by others. This paper: (1) highlights key findings from previous studies of dissemination, (2) reports findings related to dissemination from the WMU evaluation project’s 2000 and 2001 surveys and site visits to selected ATE projects, (3) describes comprehensive dissemination examples, (4) shares findings from a dissemination survey of ATE center directors and from an analysis of ATE centers’ Web sites, (5) proposes a new paradigm for dissemination, and (6) presents recommendations for strengthening NSF proposal requirements for dissemination, improving practices at ATE projects, sharing effective practices, and evaluating the impact of dissemination. The findings from this paper should be especially useful to NSF and ATE staff but also helpful to other educators and researchers looking for new ideas regarding dissemination.”

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Type: Report
Category: ATE Research & Evaluation
Author(s): Thomas Owens