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ERIC Number: ED017723
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jan-1
Pages: 170
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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STUDY OF INDUSTRIAL ARTS EDUCATION IN PUBLIC SECONDARY SCHOOLS OF THE SOUTHERN APPALACHIAN REGION. FINAL REPORT.
COLLINS, CHARLIE J.
THE PURPOSES OF THIS STUDY WERE TO PROVIDE A PROFILE OF INDUSTRIAL ARTS IN THE PUBLIC SECONDARY SCHOOLS OF THE SOUTHERN APPALACHIAN REGION IN 1964-65 AND TO COMPARE THESE FINDINGS WITH RESULTS OF THE NATIONAL STUDY, "INDUSTRIAL ARTS EDUCATION," BY SCHMITT AND PELLEY, AFTER USING THE SAME TWO QUESTIONNAIRES. THE DATA COLLECTED FROM PRINCIPALS AND TEACHERS OF 277 SCHOOLS IN 198 COUNTIES OF GEORGIA, KENTUCKY, NORTH CAROLINA, TENNESSEE, VIRGINIA, AND WEST VIRGINIA WERE CONTROLLED FOR 10 ENROLLMENT SIZES AND FOUR TYPES OF SCHOOLS. FINDINGS INCLUDED--(1) 48.1 PERCENT OF THE REGIONAL SCHOOLS HAD PROGRAMS COMPARED WITH 74 PERCENT NATIONALLY, (2) THE REGIONAL AND NATIONAL GROUPS AGREED ON THE FIRST AND SECOND RANKED OBJECTIVES AS BEING "TO DEVELOP IN EACH STUDENT A MEASURE OF SKILL IN THE USE OF COMMON TOOLS AND MACHINES" AND "TO DISCOVER AND DEVELOP CREATIVE TECHNICAL TALENTS," (3) REQUIRED INDUSTRIAL ARTS PROGRAMS IN ELEMENTARY "FEEDER" SCHOOLS WERE MINIMAL, (4) REQUIRING INDUSTRIAL ARTS AS A COURSE OF STUDY HAD INCREASED, ESPECIALLY IN THE PAST 4 YEARS, AND THE INCREASE WAS SLIGHTLY HIGHER THAN THE NATIONAL GAIN EXCEPT AT THE 10TH GRADE, (5) REGIONALLY, MORE OF THE SCHOOLS ALLOWED SUBSTITUTION OF INDUSTRIAL ARTS FOR SCIENCE THAN NATIONALLY, (6) THE MEAN REGIONAL EXPENDITURES FOR EQUIPMENT WERE $574 AND FOR SUPPLIES $592, ABOUT HALF THE NATIONAL MEAN, (7) THE REGION'S PATTERN OF WORK EXPERIENCE PROGRAMS WAS GENERALLY SIMILAR TO THE NATIONAL PATTERN, (8) REGIONAL SCHOOLS AVERAGED 1.4 INDUSTRIAL ARTS TEACHERS PER SCHOOL COMPARED WITH 2.2 NATIONALLY, (9) THE REGION'S TEACHERS HELD AN AVERAGE OF 5.3 PERCENT MORE BACHELOR'S DEGREES AND 6.6 PERCENT FEWER MASTER'S DEGREES THAN DID THE NATION'S TEACHERS, (10) THE REGION HAD FEWER BELOW AVERAGE STUDENTS ENROLLED, AND (11) REGIONAL SALARIES WERE $1,050 LOWER THAN THE NATIONAL AVERAGE. DATA, THE SURVEY INSTRUMENTS, AND TECHNICAL NOTES ARE INCLUDED. (EM)
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Authoring Institution: West Virginia Univ., Morgantown.
Identifiers: Appalachia (South); United States (South)