ERIC Number: ED042909
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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Relationship of Selected High School Courses Completed to Achievement in Industrial Arts Teacher Education.
Griffin, James F.
The relationships of selected high school courses to achievement in technical and professional courses in industrial arts teacher education programs were studied, with particular attention to students of high, medium and lower scholastic ability. Records of 273 students who earned degrees in education from five Missouri State Colleges between 1964-1969 were examined and used in this study. Students were grouped into three scholastic ability groups on the basis of raw scores earned on the Ohio State University Psychological Examination. Some conclusions having significant relationships were: (1) Graduates who had taken 5-4 units of high school industrial arts had lower grade point averages (GPA) than those who had taken fewer units, (2) Mathematics GPA's were related positively with high and medium ability students who took technical courses, (3) Mathematics GPA's were negatively related for medium and low scholastic ability levels while science GPA's were related in a positive direction for high and low scholastic ability students, and (4) Grades in mathematics and industrial arts related in a positive direction for high and medium ability graduates and in a negative direction for low scholastic ability graduates. This Ed.D. thesis was submitted to the University of Missouri. (GR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Bibliographies, College Graduates, Comparative Analysis, Doctoral Dissertations, Grade Point Average, Grades (Scholastic), Industrial Arts, Relationship, Schools of Education, State Colleges, Statistical Data
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