ERIC Number: ED044491
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Design: Curriculum Analysis for Industrial Arts Woodworking. Doctoral Series 13.
Isom, Vernon H.
In order to ascertain the direction for further study and improvement of design instruction in the woodwork area, this study explored the current status of design in woodwork and questioned designers in wood and course content and occupational opportunities. A total of 89 (83 percent) educators and 42 (70 percent) leading designers returned questionnaires containing data used in this study. Some conclusions were: (1) Contemporary design concept is not being emphasized strongly enough by industrial arts woodwork educators, (2) Design literature is not being introduced and utilized in industrial arts woodworking courses, (3) Woodwork students lack instruction in the basic fundamentals of color, (4) Other industrial materials should be included in the woodworking courses, (5) Designers place a high degree of emphasis on most design topics than do educators, and (6) Job opportunities in wood-product design are not sufficiently presented to industrial arts woodworking students. This is a summary report of an Ed.D. dissertation by the same title submitted to the University of Oklahoma. (GR)
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Sponsor: Arkansas State Dept. of Education, Little Rock. Div. of Vocational Education.; Arkansas Research Coordination Unit for Occupational Education, Fayetteville.
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Note: Summary report of a dissertation by the same title