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ERIC Number: ED017726
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Dec
Pages: 43
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Reference Count: 0
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AN EIGHT WEEK SEMINAR IN AN INTRODUCTION TO NUMERICAL CONTROL ON TWO- AND THREE-AXIS MACHINE TOOLS FOR VOCATIONAL AND TECHNICAL MACHINE TOOL INSTRUCTORS. FINAL REPORT.
BOLDT, MILTON; POKORNY, HARRY
THIRTY-THREE MACHINE SHOP INSTRUCTORS FROM 17 STATES PARTICIPATED IN AN 8-WEEK SEMINAR TO DEVELOP THE SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE ESSENTIAL FOR TEACHING THE OPERATION OF NUMERICALLY CONTROLLED MACHINE TOOLS. THE SEMINAR WAS GIVEN FROM JUNE 20 TO AUGUST 12, 1966, WITH COLLEGE CREDIT AVAILABLE THROUGH STOUT STATE UNIVERSITY. THE PARTICIPANTS COMPLETED AN EVALUATION FORM AT THE END OF THE SEMINAR, AND A FOLLOWUP STUDY WAS MADE AFTER 1 YEAR. REPETITION OF ELEMENTS BY RESOURCE PERSONS AND INSTRUCTORS WAS ONE WEAKNESS INDICATED BY THE PARTICIPANTS. RESULTS OF 26 FOLLOWUP RESPONSES INDICATED THAT MOST INSTRUCTORS WORKED IN SCHOOLS WHICH HAD SPENT LESS THAN $40,000 ON EQUIPMENT, THAT MOST WERE INVOLVED IN TEACHING IN THE NUMERICAL CONTROL CURRICULUM, AND THAT ONLY FIVE WERE CLOSE TO EXTENSIVE USERS OF NUMERICALLY CONTROLLED EQUIPMENT. A QUESTIONNAIRE TO STATE DIRECTORS OF 16 STATES INDICATED THAT 16 NUMERICAL CONTROL PROGRAMS WERE OFFERED IN 1965-66, 47 WERE BEING OFFERED IN 1966-67, AND 75 WERE PLANNED FOR THE FOLLOWING YEAR. A LACK OF TEACHERS AND THE COST OF EQUIPMENT WERE IDENTIFIED AS THE MAJOR REASONS FOR NOT OFFERING MORE COURSES. IT WAS CONCLUDED THAT THE SEMINAR WAS WELL ACCEPTED, THE QUALITY OF INSTRUCTION WAS GOOD, THE OBJECTIVES WERE ACHIEVED, AND CONSIDERATIONS SHOULD BE GIVEN TO HAVING OTHER SEMINARS OF THIS TYPE. EVALUATION INSTRUMENTS AND A SUGGESTED CURRICULUM OUTLINE ARE INCLUDED. (EM)
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Authoring Institution: Milwaukee Vocational, Technical, and Adult Schools, WI.
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