ERIC Number: ED025255
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
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A Study of the Characteristics of Students, Teachers, and the Curriculum of Industrial-Technical Education in the Public Community Junior Colleges of Michigan.
Larson, Milton Erving
Observations were made on the characteristics of students, teachers, and curricula of the industrial-technical programs of Michigan junior colleges. Of the 138 teachers, 75 were employed by five colleges, 50% had a master's degree, many had a BA in industrial arts, 65% had up to 12 semester hours in teaching methods, the median for subject matter was 18 hours, 21 had completed an apprenticeship, related work experience averaged 50 months, the median number of years' teaching was eight, and 38% had both community college and vocational certificates. Thirty-eight industrial-technical programs were classified under 13 curricular headings; the most frequent curriculum was drafting, least frequent were architecture, body drafting, and industrial management, most common admission requirement was high school graduation, most common graduation requirement was completion of 62 semester hours with a GPA of 2.0. Among the many findings on all the 297 students were: all respondents were male, 74% were under 21, 54% were district residents, 60% were from non-professional backgrounds, 52% worked part-time and 22% full-time while in college, 39% would choose the same occupation again, most were satisfied with the couseling service except job placement, 40% found their own first job, 31% wanted less theory and more practice, 39% believed college helpful in getting a job, 50% were satisfied with their job although only 35% were doing college-related work. Supplementary observations were made on the 101 (34%) graduates. (HH)
Descriptors: Industrial Education, Student Characteristics, Teacher Characteristics, Technical Education, Two Year Colleges
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Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Dept. of Secondary Education and Curriculum.