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ERIC Number: ED001211
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1962
Pages: 70
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IMPROVING INDUSTRIAL ARTS TEACHING. A CALL TO THE PROFESSION. CONFERENCE REPORT, JUNE, 1960.
SCHMITT, MARSHALL L.
THE RESULTS OF A CONFERENCE ON INDUSTRIAL ARTS CALLED BY THE U.S. OFFICE OF EDUCATION ARE GIVEN. WORKING PAPERS ON SIGNIFICANT PROBLEMS AND ISSUES ARE FOLLOWED BY DISCUSSION HIGHLIGHTS. THE CONFERENCE RECOMMENDATIONS AND SUGGESTIONS TO THE PROFESSIONS ARE INCLUDED AND PROVIDE A BASIS FOR ACTION FOR IMPROVING INDUSTRIAL ARTS IN THE YEARS AHEAD. INDUSTRIAL ARTS IS IMPORTANT IN OUR PUBLIC SCHOOL CURRICULUM, BECAUSE IT CAN (1) DEVELOP INSIGHT AND UNDERSTANDING ABOUT THE TECHNOLOGICAL SIDE OF OUR AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR ALL STUDENTS AND (2) DISCOVER AND DEVELOP THE TECHNICAL TALENTS POSSESSED BY SOME OF THE PUPILS IN THE SCHOOLS. INSTRUCTIONAL CONTENT SHOULD EMPHASIZE THE UNDERSTANDING OF FUNDAMENTALS OF PRODUCTION AND THE APPLICATION OF MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE IN INDUSTRY. TEACHERS SHOULD AIM FOR MORE MEANINGFUL INTELLECTUAL, AS WELL AS MANIPULATIVE, EXPERIENCES. TEACHERS SHOULD ESTABLISH GUIDELINES TO BE USED AS CRITERIA TO TEST THE APPROPRIATENESS OF THE CONTENT TO BE TAUGHT AND PROJECTS TO BE UNDERTAKEN. SUGGESTIONS FOR SUCH GUIDES ARE GIVEN. IT IS SUGGESTED ALSO THAT SPECIAL COURSES BE ESTABLISHED FOR ACADEMICALLY TALENTED PUPILS. TEACHER-EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS ARE ADVISED TO CONSIDER PROVIDING MORE PREPARATION IN MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE, IN INDUSTRIAL AND ECONOMIC HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY, AND INDUSTRIAL SOCIOLOGY AND PSYCHOLOGY. INSERVICE EDUCATION PROGRAMS ALSO NEED TO BE DEVELOPED. CONTINUAL REDEFINITION AND RE-EXAMINATION OF INDUSTRIAL ARTS ARE CALLED FOR IN THE LIGHT OF CURRENT CHANGES IN SOCIETY.
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Authoring Institution: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Identifiers: DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA