The 66th Annual Conference of International Technology Education Association, CTTE Poster Session, Albuquerque, NM, 18-19.3.(2004)
Comparative Study of Curriculum Contents in Technology Education between U.S., U.K. and Japan

-Through a keywords analysis on the standards-
Kazuhiro Sumi, Jun Moriyama and Phillip Cardon


     In this study, comparison of curriculum contents between U.S., U.K. and Japan was implemented. As a result of keywords analysis on the documents providing curriculum standards, keywords that can be shared in three countries are "technology" and "Manufacture". Also, U.S. and U.K. have such common contents as design, development, process and product. However, a relationship of keywords between Japan and other two countries is not enough. Based on these results, features and the relationships of the curriculum contents in these countries were discussed.

Keywords: Technology Education, Comparative Study, U.S., U.K. and Japan