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Brian McAlister

Brian McAlister is a Professor and Director of the School of Education which has over 800 undergraduates and more than 300 graduate students enrolled in ten teacher education programs, two pupil service programs, three technical college education programs, six teaching minors, nine special certification/certificate programs, and one administrative program. His program area is technology education, having been a teacher educator in that field for 14 years. His primary research interest includes the interaction of technology and society. He has also published in the area of authentic assessment. Dr. McAlister teaches undergraduate and graduate professional teacher education courses in the areas of curriculum, methods and assessment. He also teaches graduate courses related specifically to contemporary issues in technology education.


Ken Welty


Ken Welty is a Professor in the School of Education. His program area is technology education. Over the last 20 years, he has authored over 20 publications and made over 85 presentations about technological literacy; integrating mathematics, science and technology; addressing the needs of girls and young women; and implementing pedagogically sound instruction. He also served as a technology education curriculum consultant for the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). He also served on the International Technology Education Association (ITEA) Standards Review Committee for the National Research Council (NRC). He is serving as a Co-Principal Investigator of the "21st Century Urban Technical Education Project - Phase II" (NSF Award No. 0202399) and is conducting research to inform the alignment of standards-based curricula between secondary and post-secondary technical education programs.


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This material is based on work supported by the
National Science Foundation Under Grant No. ESI-0426421
University of Illinois