ERIC Number: ED058414
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Automotive Mechanics; A Developmental Study of Automotive Programs in Two-Year Colleges with Implications for a Planning and Standards Guide.
McLennand, Bernard T.
The purpose of this study was to obtain information necessary to determine specific minimum guidelines to be used to evaluate automotive programs in postsecondary schools. Participants were personnel from selected junior or community colleges offering automotive programs and from automotive service and repair organizations. Answers to pertinent questions useful for developing the proposed planning and standards guide include: (1) Of the 25 2-year colleges participating in the study, 44 percent did not believe that their facilities and equipment were adequate, (2) Of the executives of organizations in the automotive service and repair industry, 70 percent disagreed that programs in their state were sufficiently equipped, (3) Of the 16 2-year colleges in Texas having automotive programs, 87.5 percent do not offer the considered minimum of 1,200 student contact hours, (4) A maximum class size of 12-16 students was recommended by 80 percent of the respondents, (5) 95 percent recommended the use of an advisory committee, and (6) The maximum recommended teaching load per week was 24 hours. Complete results of the study and proposed guides are appended. (GEB)
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Auto Mechanics, Community Colleges, Curriculum Development, Educational Facilities, Equipment Standards, Facility Guidelines, National Surveys, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Questionnaires, State Programs, State Standards, Technical Education, Two Year Colleges
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Sponsor: Texas Education Agency, Austin.
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