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ERIC Number: ED016113
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Mar-1
Pages: 20
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Reference Count: 0
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SUMMER INSTITUTES ON FLUID POWER EDUCATION FOR VOCATIONAL AND TECHNICAL TEACHERS, 1966.
PEARCE, THEODORE
THESE INSTITUTES CONTINUED THE EMPHASIS OF THE 1964 AND 1965 INSTITUTES ON TRAINING TEACHERS TO TEACH FLUID POWER AND EVOLVING EFFECTIVE TECHNIQUES FOR INTRODUCING NEW TECHNOLOGIES TO EDUCATORS. THEY WERE ADMINISTERED BY THE FLUID POWER SOCIETY WHICH, THROUGH ADVISORY COMMITTEES, ESTABLISHED THE CONTENT, PROCEDURES, AND COORDINATION OF THE INSTITUTES IN THE FIVE COLLEGES OR UNIVERSITIES WHICH CONTRACTED TO PROVIDE THE FACILITIES AND INSTRUCTION--TRENTON STATE COLLEGE, BRADLEY UNIVERSITY, WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY, HAMPTON INSTITUTE, AND CALIFORNIA STATE COLLEGE. MOST OF THE 75 PARTICIPANTS WHO CAME FROM 24 STATES, THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, AND TWO OTHER COUNTRIES, WERE HIGH-SCHOOL OR COLLEGE LEVEL TEACHERS. THE INSTRUCTION INCLUDED EIGHT UNITS ON FLUID POWER AND A SEMINAR IN TEACHING FLUID POWER. CONVENTIONAL INSTRUCTION METHODS, TEACHING-DEMONSTRATION DEVICES, AND GUEST LECTURES AND CONSULTANTS WERE USED. THE PARTICIPANTS, WORKING AS TEAMS, DEVELOPED A RECOMMENDED CURRICULUM FOR THE EDUCATIONAL LEVEL OF PRIMARY INTEREST TO EACH TEAM. RESULTS OF PRE- AND POST-TESTS OF 50 PROBLEMS SHOWED AN INCREASE IN MEAN SCORES FROM 26.4 TO 46.2, INDICATING A HIGH DEGREE OF SUCCESS IN INSTRUCTIONAL COMPETENCY. IT WAS CONCLUDED THAT THE SUMMER INSTITUTE CAN BE A MOST EFFECTIVE VEHICLE FOR INTRODUCING A NEW TECHNOLOGY TO TEACHERS, SINCE IT OFFERS A CONTROLLED ENVIRONMENT AND THE EFFICIENT MEANS OF BRINGING TOGETHER THE TEACHERS AND EDUCATIONAL, INDUSTRIAL, AND TECHNOLOGICAL AUTHORITIES. THE PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY OF A NEW TECHNOLOGY CAN EFFECTIVELY ACT AS THE COORDINATING AGENCY OF PILOT PROGRAMS INVOLVING MULTIPLE SUMMER INSTITUTES. THE COMPLETE EVALUATION REPORT OF THE 1965 INSTITUTES IS PUBLISHED IN VT 002 870. (HC)
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Authoring Institution: Fluid Power Society, Thiensville, WI.
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