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Report: An Exploratory Test of a Model for Enhancing the Sustainability of NSF’s Advanced Technological Education (ATE) Program

Posted on February 25, 2015 by  in Resources ()

The purpose of this research is to examine the effectiveness of a model that purports to improve the sustainability of ATE projects and centers. According to Lawrenz, Keiser, & Lavoie (2003), several models for sustainability have been proposed in the organizational change literature. However, for the most part, the models are advocacy statements based on author experience rather than on empirical studies. These authors concluded there was little research directly related to sustainability.

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Type: Report
Category: ATE Research & Evaluation
Author(s): Wayne Welch

Report: Engineering Technology Pathways through High Schools, Community Colleges, and Industry Partners

Posted on December 8, 2014 by  in Resources ()

“Successful Academic and Employment Pathways in Advanced Technologies” (NSF #1104214)
is an ATE Targeted Research on Technician Education partnership between Florida Advanced
Technological Education Regional Center of Excellence (FLATE) and an interdisciplinary team
of researchers from the University of South Florida (USF). PathTech responds to the growing
need to understand pathways to and from technician education programs and the technology
workforce through by interviewing students and key personnel in Tampa Bay high school career
academies, engineering technology (ET) AS/AAS programs, and advanced manufacturing
industry. This booklet contains summary findings from an evaluation of PathTech.

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Type: Report
Category: ATE Research & Evaluation
Author(s): Will Tyson