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Ethics for Industrial Technology
Journal of Technology Studies (2005)
  • Kurt A. Rosentrater, United States Department of Agriculture
  • Radha Balamuralikrishma, Northern Illinois University

This paper takes aim at one specific, as well as basic, need in teamwork and interdisciplinary projects – ethics and its implications for professional practice. A preliminary study suggests that students majoring in industrial technology degree programs may not have adequate opportunity to formally study and engage in ethical aspects of technology vis-à-vis the practices of the profession. It is reasonable to assume that the ethical dilemmas faced by an industrial technologist would parallel those of engineers and managers. To address this issue, this paper identifies a domain of knowledge that would constitute a necessary background in ethics for industrial technologists, examines various resources for teaching, and makes recommendations from a pedagogical point of view.

  • Curriculum Development,
  • Ethics,
  • Industrial Technology,
  • Professionalism,
  • Societal Obligations
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Kurt A. Rosentrater and Radha Balamuralikrishma. "Ethics for Industrial Technology" Journal of Technology Studies Vol. 31 Iss. 1 (2005)
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