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ERIC Number: ED017667
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 1
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INDUSTRIAL ARTS EDUCATION, A SURVEY OF PROGRAMS, TEACHERS, STUDENTS, AND CURRICULUM.
PELLEY, ALBERT L.; SCHMITT, MARSHALL L.
A STRATIFIED RANDOM SAMPLE OF PUBLIC SECONDARY SCHOOLS (GRADES 7-12) WAS SELECTED, BY SIZE AND TYPE OF SCHOOL, FROM ALL PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN THE UNITED STATES, AND QUESTIONNAIRES WERE SENT TO 2,259 PRINCIPALS AND 3,040 TEACHERS IN THE FALL OF 1962. RESPONSES WERE RECEIVED FROM 95.1 PERCENT OF THE PRINCIPALS AND 93.7 PERCENT OF THE TEACHERS. THE STUDY WAS CONCERNED WITH INDUSTRIAL ARTS PROGRAMS, TEACHERS, COURSES, AND ENROLLMENT. SOME FINDINGS WERE--(1) AS SCHOOL SIZE INCREASED, THE NUMBER OF INDUSTRIAL ARTS PROGRAMS INCREASED, (2) THREE-FOURTHS OF THE SCHOOLS HAD INDUSTRIAL ARTS PROGRAMS, (3) MAJOR OBJECTIVES WERE TO DEVELOP TOOL AND MACHINE SKILLS, CREATIVE TECHNICAL TALENT, GENERAL TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS, AND PROBLEM SOLVING SKILLS RELATING TO MATERIALS AND PROCESSES, (4) COMPULSORY REQUIREMENTS OF INDUSTRIAL ARTS COURSES FOR BOTH BOYS AND GIRLS HAD INCREASED SINCE 1954, (5) THE AVERAGE EXPENDITURE PER SCHOOL WAS $1,000 FOR EQUIPMENT AND $1,200 FOR SUPPLIES PER YEAR, (6) 94.4 PERCENT OF THE TEACHERS HELD REGULAR TEACHING CERTIFICATES, (7) THE AVERAGE GROSS TEACHER'S SALARY WAS $6,200, (8) MOST TEACHERS PREPARED THEIR OWN CURRICULUM GUIDES, (9) THE AVERAGE LENGTH OF TEACHING EXPERIENCE WAS 9.5 YEARS, (10) NEARLY 40 PERCENT OF THE TEACHERS HAD MADE SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN COURSES DURING THE PREVIOUS YEAR, (11) 25-30 PERCENT OF THE INSTRUCTIONAL TIME WAS DEVOTED TO THEORETICAL OR RELATED INSTRUCTION, AND (12) 24 PERCENT OF THE 4 MILLION ENROLLMENT WAS IN GRADE 9. THE MAJOR TEACHING PROBLEMS WERE (1) KEEPING UP WITH TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCES, (2) ARRANGING AND CONDUCTING FIELD TRIPS, (3) FINDING TIME FOR PREPARATION, (4) FINDING TIME FOR INDIVIDUAL HELP, (5) PROVIDING FOR SLOW LEARNERS, (6) PROVIDING GUIDANCE MATERIALS, AND (7) ACQUIRING AND TEACHING NEW CONCEPTS. TABULAR DATA ON ALL ASPECTS OF THE STUDY AND THE QUESTIONNAIRES ARE INCLUDED IN THE APPENDIX. THIS DOCUMENT IS AVAILABLE AS FS5.233--33038 FOR $1.00 FROM SUPERINTENDENT OF DOCUMENTS, U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE, WASHINGTON, D.C. 20401. (EM)
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Authoring Institution: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
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