ERIC Number: ED030715
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Dec
Reference Count: 0
The Evaluation System for the American Industry Secondary School Courses.
The American Industry Project was initiated to develop and field test a secondary school curriculum which had as its central purpose the study of industry. An evaluation system was adopted to provide data for curriculum design dxecisions and to measure program effects. Three courses were developed to introduce and provide experience in utilizing industrial concepts, involve students in the flow of activities and events in industry, and provide for individual study and problem solving experience. The evaluation domains of ingredients, processes, and products were identified. Major findings related to student outcomes were: (1) 36-week courses produced more significant results than shorter courses, (2) Response patterns on attitude measures favored the American Industry students when significant differences were obtained, (3) Attitudes toward industry and occupational behaviors were influenced most strongly, (4) The study of American Industry increased student perspectives of jobs available and their interest in seeking employment in one of them, and (5) 75 percent of the students in both the control and American Industry group were aware of the changing nature of jobs in industry. (DM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: American Industry Project; American Vocational Association Convention
Note: Presented at the AVERA Program at the AVA Convention (Dallas, Texas, December 11, 1968)