ERIC Number: ED038284
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Study of Eye Safety Programs in Utah Secondary Schools, Final Report.
Clark, C. Edward
This study investigated the degree of compliance, nature of local policies and implementation of the policies, and a determination of whether additional state directives and assistance were necessary for an effective eye safety program. All superintendents, principals, vocational directors, industrial arts and science teachers on the junior and senior high level and four students from one class taught by each teacher were polled. Response from principals and industrial arts teachers was 68 to 73 percent and from other categories, 37 to 51 percent. About 60 percent of responding administrators had a copy of eye safety legislation while 75 percent had read it. Other findings included: 147 of 416 teachers had copies of eye safety policies; 62 percent of the administrators stated they always complied with established policies; 42 percent of science students and 47 percent of industrial arts students had violated class policy at one time or another, while only six percent of the former and 15 percent of the latter violators had been penalized. A number of recommendations to improve eye safety were made. (BR)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Utah Research Coordinating Unit for Vocational and Technical Education, Salt Lake City.