ERIC Number: ED163191
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jul
Reference Count: 0
State-of-the-Art Tool and Die Maker Project. Project Preliminary Report. Vocational-Technical Education Research Report. Volume 16, Number 9.
Adelman, Frank W.; Walker, Lurlene
In order to provide a foundation upon which teachers and curriculum planners could build courses of study and training plans in the field of tool and die making, a study has been commenced to develop a catalog of the tasks and criterion-referenced performance objectives required of tool and die makers. At the time of this report, research has been performed to determine the state of the art. Computer and manual information searches were conducted of the following data bases: Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC), the Current Index to Journals in Education (CIJE), Resources in Vocational Education (RIVE), and Abstracts of Instructional Materials/Abstracts of Research Materials in Vocational Education (AIM/ARM). Besides a literature search, information was also obtained by mail and telephone surveys of state departments of education, industry which employs tool and die makers, state directors of vocational education, the Air Force, and directors of Pennsylvania community colleges and area vocational-technical schools with tool and die programs. The results of this research were the compilation of a list of approximately 240 task-performance statements and the development of a list of tools and equipment required by tool and die makers. (The appendixes include the descriptors used in the data base searches, the lists of tools and equipment, the duty/task statements, the names of survey participants, and copies of survey letters and responses.) (ELG)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Research Coordinating Unit for Vocational Education, Harrisburg.; Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Div. of Occupational and Vocational Studies.