ERIC Number: ED162124
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Educational Specifications Handbook on Facilities and Instructional Equipment for North Dakota Secondary School Industrial Arts Programs. Final Report. Research Series Number 65.
North Dakota Univ., Grand Forks. Dept. of Industrial Technology.
A research project was undertaken to develop a handbook for secondary school industrial arts programs in North Dakota relative to the educational specifications on facilities and instructional equipment. Among the procedures used to determine these needs were a literature search for such guidelines in other states, a review of the restructured state curriculum guide and master plan for industrial arts, and recommendations for laboratory sizes and types, environmental provisions and utilities, and equipment. It was found that the physical facility must plan for (1) student exploration in the use of tools, materials, and equipment with emphasis on problem solving either on an individual or group basis; (2) the state curriculum planning sequence for junior and senior high schools; (3) one of three types of laboratories: dual-cluster, general cluster, or comprehensive; (4) space requirements according to adequate safety clearance for aisles and traffic patterns; (5) complete visibility for the instructor; (6) laboratory placement by intradepartmental relationships; (7) laboratory flexibility and adaptability; and (8) integrated utility systems. As for equipment selection, it was concluded that the major criteria include potential for educational development of students, valid production function, safety and ease of operation, quality, and simplicity. In order to plan sufficient space for each piece of equipment, it was found that equipment selection should precede layout plans for arranging equipment. (ELG)
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Educational Equipment, Educational Facilities, Educational Specifications, Equipment Standards, Facility Guidelines, Facility Improvement, Facility Planning, Facility Requirements, Industrial Arts, Industrial Education, Laboratories, Purchasing, Safety, Secondary Education, Space Utilization, Spatial Relationship, Utilities
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: North Dakota State Board for Vocational Education, Bismarck. Research Coordinating Unit.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Dakota Univ., Grand Forks. Dept. of Industrial Technology.
Identifiers: North Dakota