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ERIC Number: ED016130
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 288
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Reference Count: 0
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THE FLUID POWER INSTITUTES TESTED PROCEDURES FOR INTRODUCING EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES, 1966.
BAYSINGER, GERALD
TO EXPLORE NEW WAYS OF INTRODUCING EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES INTO SCHOOLS, FLUID POWER INSTITUTES WERE HELD IN 1964 AND 1965, AND THE SUCCESSFUL PROCEDURES FROM THE TWO WERE THE BASIS FOR PLANNING THE 1966 INSTITUTES HELD IN FIVE INSTITUTIONS HAVING TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAMS. SEVENTY-FIVE HIGH SCHOOL OR COLLEGE LEVEL TEACHERS FROM 25 STATES PARTICIPATED IN PROFESSIONAL SEMINARS, SOCIAL-PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES, AND AN INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAM COVERING 11 MAIN TOPICS IN HYDRAULICS, EIGHT IN PNEUMATICS, RELATED LABORATORY EXPERIENCES, AND PLANNED FIELD TRIPS FOR A MINIMUM OF 166 CLOCK HOURS. AVERAGE SCORES ROSE FROM 26.4 ON PRETESTS TO 43.4 ON POSTTESTS, OVER 1,000 LABORATORY ASSIGNMENTS WERE COMPLETED, INDUSTRY CONTRIBUTED THE SERVICES OF 115 SPECIALISTS FOR 453 HOURS AT NO COST, AND MID-YEAR FOLLOWUP REPORTS SHOWED THAT PARTICIPANTS HAD COMPLETED 174 OF 294 PLANNED ACTIVITIES AND OTHERS WERE BEING PLANNED. SOME OF THE RECOMMENDED PROCEDURES FOR INTRODUCING A NEW TECHNOLOGY INTO SCHOOLS BY MEANS OF MULTI-INSTITUTE PROGRAM ARE--(1) SELECT STAFF MEMBERS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AND ASSIGN RESPONSIBILITIES, (2) INVITE INSTITUTIONS KNOWN TO HAVE AN INTEREST AND THOSE WHICH MAY POSSIBLY BE INTERESTED TO APPLY FOR AN INSTITUTE, (3) INVITE THE COOPERATION OF INDUSTRY, (4) PLAN THE ENTIRE PROGRAM AS A UNIT SO THAT COOPERATION OF INDUSTRY, COORDINATION, EVALUATION, FINAL REPORT, AND FOLLOWUP WILL BE COORDINATED, (5) INCLUDE INSTRUCTION AND LABORATORY EXPERIENCES, PROFESSIONAL SEMINARS, AND SOCIAL-PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES IN THE PLANNING, AND (6) SELECT PARTICIPANTS BY ESTABLISHED CRITERIA ON APPLICATION FORMS. IT WAS FOUND THAT THE TECHNICAL SOCIETY REPRESENTING THE TECHNOLOGY CAN BE EFFECTIVE IN PLANNING, CONDUCTING, AND EVALUATING THE MULTIPLE-INSTITUTE PROGRAM AND THAT SUCH AN AGENCY UNIQUELY FACILITATES THE COORDINATED COOPERATION OF THE INDUSTRY. FORMS AND INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS USED IN THE 1966 INSTITUTES ARE INCLUDED. (HC)
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Authoring Institution: Fluid Power Society, Thiensville, WI.
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