The Degree of Implementing ISTE Standards in Technical Education Colleges of Palestine
In light of this successive technological change, there has been an ongoing need for the development of technical education, so that the graduate is able to keep up with the requirements of the labor market on the one hand, and has a continuing education skills on the other. International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) standards are considered as a vision for the development of education in general and technical education in particular in the light of these changes and requirements. The study aimed at examining the degree of implementing ISTE standards for teachers and students in technical education colleges in Gaza Strip of Palestine. The teachers' questionnaire was administered to 71 teachers of technical disciplines of engineering in four colleges of technical education in Gaza Strip. The students' questionnaire was administered to 186 students of technical disciplines of engineering in the four technical colleges. The results showed low degree of implementing ISTE standards for teachers and students in colleges of technical education, the percentages were 60.9%, 65.3% respectively. The study recommended holding scientific seminars and training courses for students and teachers in technical colleges to introduce ISTE standards, and encourage them to embrace these standards.