ERIC Number: ED025623
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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An Appraisal of the 1967 NDEA Institutes for Advanced Study in Industrial Arts and Their Impact upon Professional Activities of Participants and Directors.
Crouch, J. Page
This study was conducted to ascertain the impact on the subsequent professional practices of institute directors and participants and to collect the opinions of these people regarding instruction, organization and administration of the 29 institutes. Mailed questionnaires were returned by 28 directors and 671 participants. Findings included: (1) Over 80 percent of the participants had changed course objectives, course scope, and reading habits, (2) 19 percent of the participants indicated new professional association memberships, and 33 percent indicated more active organizational involvement, (3) Stipend payments influenced participation more than graduate credit, (4) 87 percent of the participants found the content "high but adaptable" or "directly applicable," (5) Institute personnel were rated "good" or "outstanding" by over 60 percent of the participants, (6) Increased experimental and mass production activities were reported by 53 and 44 percent respectively, (7) 94 percent of the participants gave an overall rating of "good" or "outstanding," and (8) 80 percent felt completely free to question staffs of the institutes. This Ed.D. thesis was submitted to the University of Missouri, Columbia. (EM)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Doctoral Dissertations, Industrial Arts, Institutes (Training Programs), Instructional Programs, Participant Characteristics, Participant Satisfaction, Program Administration, Program Content, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Summer Programs
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Identifiers: Institutes for Advanced Study in Industrial Arts; National Defense Education Act Institutes