ERIC Number: ED025666
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Development of a Teaching Text of Care, Operation, Maintenance and Repair of Air-Cooled Gasoline Engines.
Objectives of a 2-volume book developed as a comprehensive reference for teachers and a text for students on small gasoline engines were that it be: (1) organized for teaching, (2) complete in detail, (3) well illustrated, (4) authentic, (5) edited to high school reading level, (6) correlated with basic scientific principles, and (7) evaluated by experts and through actual teaching experience before being published. Evaluation of the preliminary draft by 22 teachers under actual classroom and laboratory conditions revealed: (1) Operating and scientific principles were easy to understand, (2) Adequate information was given to explain each subject, (3) Few errors were found in the subject matter, (4) The illustrations were clear and understandable and added clarity, (5) The lists of tools were adequate, (6) Students completed jobs from the instructions given without teacher assistance, (7) Teacher preparation time was reduced by 20 percent, (8) Student learning speed was increased by at least 17 percent, (9) The students' average grades were 10 to 12 percent higher, and (10) Each student needed a copy of the text for efficient learning. The volumes, published in four colors in sufficient quantity for national and international distribution, are available as VT 006 206 and VT 006 290. (DM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Association for Agricultural Engineering and Vocational Agriculture, Athens, GA.; Georgia Univ., Athens.