NotesFAQContact Us
Collection
Advanced
Search Tips
ERIC Number: ED015302
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Jun
Pages: 91
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF ELECTRONIC CONTENT IN PUBLIC POST-HIGH SCHOOL TECHNICAL INSTITUTES AND ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY REQUIREMENTS OF INDUSTRY.
VASEK, RICHARD J.
THE PURPOSE OF THIS STUDY WAS TO ASCERTAIN THE EXTENT TO WHICH POST-HIGH SCHOOL TECHNICAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS, THROUGH ELECTRONICS CONTENT OFFERING, WERE MEETING INDUSTRY'S NEEDS IN ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY. A CHECKLIST OF 435 INSTRUCTIONAL UNITS OR ITEMS, PREPARED FROM AN ANALYSIS OF 31 ELECTRONICS BOOKS AND 13 MANUALS USED BY ELECTRONICS TEACHERS, WAS SENT TO 63 ELECTRONICS TEACHERS WHO WERE ASKED IF THEY TAUGHT THE VARIOUS CONTENT UNITS IN DEPTH, DISCUSSED THEM BRIEFLY, OR DID NOT TEACH THEM. IT WAS ALSO SENT TO 223 INDUSTRIAL FIRMS AND GOVERNMENTAL AGENCIES TO INDICATE IF THEY BELIEVED THE VARIOUS INSTRUCTIONAL ITEMS TO BE REQUIRED, PREFERRED, OR UNNECESSARY KNOWLEDGE FOR THE TECHNICIANS THEY EMPLOYED. AN ANALYSIS OF THE DATA REVEALED THAT ELECTRONICS INSTRUCTORS PLACED SIGNIFICANTLY MORE EMPHASIS ON BASIC ELECTRONICS CONTENT THAN INDUSTRIAL PERSONNEL INDICATED WAS NECESSARY. SPECIFICALLY, 89 INSTRUCTIONAL UNITS WERE INDUSTRIALLY REQUIRED AND TAUGHT IN DEPTH, AND 108 UNITS WERE DESIGNATED AS INDUSTRIALLY PREFERRED AND DISCUSSED BRIEFLY. THERE WERE NO MAJOR DIFFERENCES BETWEEN INDUSTRIAL AND EDUCATIONAL EMPHASIS IN THESE AREAS. HOWEVER, 227 INSTRUCTIONAL UNITS WERE INDUSTRIALLY PREFERRED BUT TAUGHT IN DEPTH, AND AN ADDITIONAL 11 UNITS WERE INDUSTRIALLY UNNECESSARY BUT DISCUSSED BRIEFLY. THERE WERE SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCES BETWEEN INDUSTRIAL AND EDUCATIONAL EMPHASIS IN THESE AREAS. THESE FINDINGS SHOULD PROVIDE A SOUND BASIS FOR ADJUSTMENTS IN THE ELECTRONIC CURRICULUM AND RESULT IN UPDATED PROGRAMS ATTUNED TO INDUSTRIAL NEEDS. (HC)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: N/A
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mississippi State Univ., State College.
Identifiers: N/A