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ERIC Number: ED010257
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 244
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Reference Count: 0
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A SURVEY OF THE TECHNICAL NEEDS OF INDUSTRY AND IMPLICATIONS FOR CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT IN HIGHER EDUCATION.
JACOBSEN, ECKHART A.; SWANSON, MERLYN
THE MAJOR PURPOSE OF THIS STUDY WAS TO SURVEY AND IDENTIFY TECHNOLOGICAL MANPOWER NEEDS OF INDUSTRY AND TO RELATE THESE NEEDS TO CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT IN HIGHER EDUCATION. A QUESTIONNAIRE SURVEY METHOD WAS EMPLOYED FOR THE INVESTIGATION. APPROXIMATELY 11,000 COMPANIES WERE SELECTED FOR SATURATION MAILINGS. THE STUDY RESULTS WERE BASED UPON QUESTIONNAIRE RETURNS OF ABOUT 10 PERCENT OF THE SAMPLE COMPANIES. THESE RETURNS MET SPECIFIED CRITERIA FOR ANALYSIS. THREE KINDS OF INFORMATION WERE REQUESTED--(1) GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE COMPANY, (2) TECHNOLOGICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF THE COMPANY, AND (3) INFORMATION ABOUT THE TECHNOLOGICAL NEEDS OF THE COMPANY. THE REPORT INCLUDES GENERAL AND SPECIFIC FINDINGS RELATED TO A TOTAL OF 50 TECHNICIAN POSITIONS. CURRICULAR CONCLUSIONS WERE PRESENTED FOR--(1) CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY, (2) METALS TECHNOLOGY, (3) ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY, (4) MECHANICAL TECHNOLOGY, AND (5) MISSCELLANEOUS TECHNOLOGY. (JC)
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Authoring Institution: Northern Illinois Univ., De Kalb.
Identifiers: ILLINOIS; Illinois (De Kalb)