ERIC Number: ED022055
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Project "SIP" - Solving Industrial Problems. Final Report.
Grushka, Donna G.
The objective of this project was (1) to increase knowledge of industrial conditions, requirements and vocational education programs among selected teachers, industrial supervisors, and apprenticeship personnel, and (2) to increase communication and cooperation among these people for the purpose of bringing graduates of vocational trade and industrial programs closer to the employment needs of industry. Participants were 20 high school teachers of trade and industrial subjects, 20 industrial supervisors, and a small number of representatives of union apprenticeship programs in the Salt Lake City, Utah area. Methods included visits to schools by the industrial supervisors, visits to industry by the teachers, observation of union apprenticeship council meetings by each teacher, and subject area discussion meetings for each skill group. A questionnaire was administered to the participants at the beginning and end of the project to obtain information on such items as the adequacy of high school vocational programs, and suggestions for improving or changing these programs. The program proved effective in generating ideas for changes in or additions to programs of vocational trade and industrial preparation and in stimulating cooperative efforts between teachers and industrial supervisors. It is recommended that such a program be implemented at the district level in the State of Utah. (HC)
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Experimental Programs, Group Discussion, Industry, Inservice Education, Interaction, Observation, Program Attitudes, Program Improvement, Questionnaires, School Business Relationship, Supervisors, Trade and Industrial Education, Trade and Industrial Teachers, Work Environment
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Utah Research Coordinating Unit for Vocational and Technical Education, Salt Lake City.
Identifiers: Utah (Salt Lake City)