ERIC Number: ED064483
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jul
Reference Count: 0
The Establishment of American Industry As a Transitional Subject Between General and Vocational Education and Appendixes. Final Report.
Flug, Eugene R. F.; Nelson, Orville
The American Industry Project represents one attempt to resolve the problem of providing career orientation for young people in a way which would: (1) avoid premature tracking, (2) help youth to identify the numerous career options open to them, (3) furnish base knowledges and coping strategies which help youth to adapt to change, and (4) establish a delivery system for teachers of the new program. Part I of this final report offers a narrative overview of the total project, addressing itself specifically to the achievement of the objectives of the project as stated in the original proposal, while Part II presents an analysis of the data collected and a description of the evaluation process used in developing and testing the curriculum materials. The Project developed a conceptual structure of the knowledges used in industry, and three secondary courses based on this structure were designed. Analysis of the data collected from the Project's achievement test revealed that approximately 40 percent of the students taught by instructors who followed the instructor's guide or used its objectives and content to at least a moderate degree achieved significantly higher scores than students in the control group. These and other results are discussed, and several project materials are included in the separate appendix section. (Authors/SB)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Career Education, Career Planning, Conceptual Schemes, Curriculum Development, Developmental Programs, General Education, Industrial Education, Inservice Education, Microteaching, Research Projects, Resource Centers, Secondary Education, Teacher Education, Vocational Education
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Stout State Univ., Menomonie, WI.
Identifiers: American Industry Project