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ERIC Number: ED001151
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963
Pages: 40
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INDUSTRIAL ARTS HANDBOOK.
JOHNSON, ALLEN
TO AID TEACHERS, GUIDANCE COUNSELORS, AND ADMINISTRATORS, AS WELL AS THE STUDENT HIMSELF, THE HANDBOOK OFFERED PURPOSES AND COURSE DESCRIPTIONS IN THE FIELD OF INDUSTRIAL ARTS. IT APPLIED TO ELEMENTARY, JUNIOR HIGH, AND SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS. INDUSTRIAL ARTS PROVIDED AN OPPORTUNITY FOR STUDENTS TO DISCOVER THEIR APTITUDES AND ABILITIES IN THE VARIOUS FIELDS OF TECHNOLOGY. IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, THE PURPOSE OF THE PROGRAM CONTRIBUTED TO THE GOALS SET UP FOR THE OVERALL CURRICULUM OF THE MODERN ELEMENTARY EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM. THROUGH GROUP ACTIVITIES, THE PROGRAM HELPED STUDENTS UNDERSTAND THE PRACTICAL NATURE OF THE THEORY IN AREAS SUCH AS COMMUNICATIVE ARTS, SOCIAL STUDIES, MATHEMATICS, AND SCIENCE. ACTIVITIES USED INCLUDED THOSE INVOLVED WITH CARRYING OUT AN INDUSTRIAL PROCESS SUCH AS MAKING OF PAPER. THEY ALSO INCLUDED THE CONSTRUCTION OF SUCH MECHANICAL PROJECTS AS PUPPETS, AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF SUCH NONMECHANICAL PROJECTS AS THE MAKING OF COSTUMES. THE JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM OFFERED STUDENTS AN OPPORTUNITY TO WORK IN A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT INDUSTRIAL ARTS AREAS AND ASSISTED THEM IN LOCATING AND DEVELOPING THE APTITUDES AND INDUSTRIAL INTERESTS THEY MIGHT HAVE HAD FOR TECHNICAL WORK. THE FIVE AREAS USED WERE GENERAL DRAFTING, GENERAL WOODWORKING, GENERAL ELECTRICITY, GENERAL METALS, AND GENERAL POWER MECHANICS. THE SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM ENCOMPASSED THE BASIC IDEAS OF GENERAL EDUCATION AND ALSO PROVIDED THE STUDENTS WITH AN OPPORTUNITY TO SPECIALIZE TOWARD PREVOCATIONAL, PRETECHNICAL, OR PREENGINEERING WORK. THE COURSES OFFERED WERE DRAFTING (I,II,III,IV), ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY (DRAFTING), WOODWORKING (I,II,III,IV), ELECTRICITY (I,II,III), ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY (ELECTRICITY), METALWORKING (I,II,III,IV), ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY (METALWORKING), PRINTING (I,II), AND AUTO MECHANICS (I,II).
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Authoring Institution: Wausau District Public Schools, WI.
Identifiers: Wisconsin (Wausau)