Basis for managing risk in the high school technology education classroom

by Moran, Michael E.

Abstract (Summary)
A technology education instructor has an essential task to provide students with the proper safety policies and procedures for working with a variety of equipment and materials used in their laboratories. Currently, the Wisconsin Department of Instruction does not provide teachers with an easily accessible comprehensive safety guide. The potential lack of consistent safety policies and procedures create liability issues for both the school district and the instructor. Every day instructors deliver instruction based on a premise that helshe employs consistent safety policies that are grounded in sound judgment. The study will identify what the basis is upon which technology education teachers determine their safety practices in laboratory settings. By better understanding the basis upon which teachers make these important decisions, teachers will be able to validate their classroom safety protocols. The subjects in the study are technology education teachers who taught in public education for the 2004-2005 school year in the state of Wisconsin. U.W. Stout Research Services posted the online survey. I emailed a request to participate in the survey to approximately four hundred high school technology education teachers. The survey collected data from July 26 to August 15,2005. Data from fifty respondents was collected.
Bibliographical Information:


School:University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

School Location:USA - Wisconsin

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:technology technical education


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