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[[alternative]]A Gender Analysis on Junior High School Students' Curricular Experiences of Living Technology Curriculum: A Case Study In a Classroom

By [[author]]許智英, [[author]]Chin-Yin Hsu, 許智英 and Chin-Yin Hsu


[[abstract]]Traditionally, the male seems dominant in the field of technology, which frequently results in the female’s fear of technology and decreases their willingness to learn some subjects related to technology. However, in the past, the field of technology education is short of studies about gender issues. Students are the center of the whole process of learning; therefore, each individual can comprehend and digest what she or he learns. In order to catch on the current situation when junior high school students’ learn technological courses and the gender issues involved in the learning situation, this research adopts classroom based qualitative case study that invited 36 junior high school students as research participants. Classroom observation and focus group interview are applied to collected field data. The goal of this research is to listen to students’ voices, find out their opinions about learning Living Technology curriculum and operating relative technology products , and discuss their subjective learning experiences through gender study on curricular experiences. The conclusions of the research are as follows: 1. The gap between students’ curricular experiences and the curriculum design does exist. 2. The disadvantageous learning environment for the female is still the problem to the current education. 3. The impression on the traditional stereotype is the vital factor for students toconstruct curricular experiences. 4. The gender differences are the results from society construction. Thus, based on my study, some recommendations are addressed as follows: 1. Build up a female-friendly technology education system. a. Innovate the significance of technological curriculum and add female experiences. b. Create an equal learning environment for both sexes. 2. Encourage students to express their opinions and improve the interaction between teachers and students. 3. Suggestions for further studies: a. Go on doing researches on relevant curricular subjects continually. b. Apply to the approach of feminist pedagogy to further studies. c. Discuss the learning processes of female models who are outstanding in the field of technology. d. Male researches are needed.

Topics: 課程經驗, 科技教育, 性別分析, 生活科技課程, Curricular experiences, Technology education, Gender analysis, Living Technology curriculum, [[classification]]12
Year: 2010
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