ERIC Number: ED179742
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Industrial Arts in Maine--1978. A Report of the Findings of a Survey of Industrial Arts Teachers.
Zaner, John A.
A state survey of Maine industrial arts teachers sought to describe current curriculum attitudes and practices for use in developing teacher training curriculum at the University of Maine and to pursue the impact of Title IX (sex discrimination) legislation, new university faculty, and state and national curriculum efforts. One hundred randomly selected teachers were surveyed using a mailed questionnaire (appended). Data was tabulated and analyzed by question yielding a profile that covers the following: years teaching industrial arts, grades taught, subject taught, teaching period length, periods per class per week, course length, undergraduate and graduate education, use of state curriculum guide, kinds of laboratory activities, rating of undergraduate preparation, attitude toward subject, provisions for learning disabled and for girls in classes, career guidance of students, and most serious teaching problems. Specific recommendations were to consider undergraduate curriculum revisions to reflect trends, strengthen study of discipline and low ability students, and conduct further research on content and objectives of industrial arts taught for use in teacher education curriculum development. (FP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maine Univ., Portland-Gorham. Center for Research and Advanced Study.
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